Yachting: Intrepid for the Defense

No man to shilly-shally is Commodore Henry Morgan, 66, chairman of the New York Yacht Club's selection committee, whose job it was to pick the U.S. 12-meter yacht that will defend the America's Cup against Australia's Dame Pattie starting Sept. 12. The final selection trials were only a week along when Morgan politely informed Bob McCullough and George Hinman, the helmsmen of Constellation and American Eagle, that their continued presence on the 24.3-mile course off Newport, R.I., was no longer required. The decision was hardly a shock: Connie, the 1964 Cup defender, was obviously slower than her syndicate-mate, Intrepid,...

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