Sport: Off on a Breeze

Sailing is one sport in which an athlete is supposed to improve with age. Cornelius Shields, the grand master of U.S. sailing, is 67, and he insists: "I learn something new each day." At 40, Emil ("Bus") Mosbacher is practically a prodigy. Yet last week, as the America's Cup 12-meter trials got under way in the wind-rippled waters off Newport, R.I., Mosbacher turned in a performance that would be difficult for anyone to beat. As skipper of Weatherly, a good, but never before great yacht, Mosbacher drove her to four brilliant victories in...

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