Yachting: Giving Them the Bird

As of now, the Eagle screams.

In the first week of America's Cup trials on Long Island Sound, the Aurora Syndicate's brand-new American Eagle sailed off across the starting line seven times—and seven times came home victorious. It was all just practice as far as the New York Yacht Club was concerned. The boat that will defend the 113-year-old America's Cup against Britain's Sovereign or Kurrewa V will not be picked until after the final trials off Newport in August. But in the meantime, American Eagle was doing a pretty good job of...

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