Sport: Scoreboard, Jul. 28, 1958

¶ Heavy fog and a flat calm fouled racing schedules most of the week as the first series of America's Cup trials for twelve-meter yachts ended off Newport, R.I. What racing there was clearly established the early-form supremacy of Columbia, skippered by Briggs Cunningham. John Matthews' ancient Vim performed well with good crew work, handily beating Weatherly and Chandler Hovey's Easterner, both of which were plagued by rigging breakdowns and boners attributable to inexperienced crews.

¶ Carrying crushing top weight of 134 Ibs. and giving away up to 32 Ibs., Bold Ruler breezed...

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