Sport: Hail Columbia!

Old friends and old rivals at hundreds of races, they are two of the finest sailors in the world. But each had only a supporting role at the start of the summer's competition to choose the U.S. boat that this month will defend the America's Cup —world's most prestigious sailing trophy —against the British challenger Sceptre. Last week, as the final trials of the four 12-meter yachts began in open ocean ten miles off Newport, R.I., the two took over. Cornelius ("Corny") Shields was at the wheel of the spanking-new Columbia for the all-important...

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