Sport: Challenge

With its customary air of imparting an enormously weighty secret to an annoyingly impatient world, the New York Yacht Club last week announced, in round official style, that it had received a challenge from Britain's Royal Yacht Squadron in behalf of Thomas Octave Murdoch Sopwith to race for the America's Cup in the summer of 1937. What made the announcement a shade less than breathtaking, even to that microscopic minority of the sporting public which normally gets excited about the America's Cup, was that the news had been unofficially given out in England...

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