Sport: Cup & Quarrel

Yacht races for the America's Cup in the 19th Century were customarily accompanied by bitterness and suspicion. That the tradition of rancor had stoutly survived the 31-year period in which the late Sir Thomas Lipton made five amiably unsuccessful attempts to win the Cup was evident last fortnight when Rainbow completed its defense against Thomas Octave Murdoch Sopwith's Endeavour. Skipper Sopwith sharply expressed his dissatisfaction when the New York Yacht Club's Race Committee refused to hear his protest after the fourth race. Both Rainbow and Endeavour finished the sixth race with protest flags...

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