Sport: Scoreboard, may 9, 1960

¶ The New York Yacht Club accepted the challenge of Australia's Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron for an America's Cup match in the summer of 1962. But, recognizing Britain's role as a repeated Cup challenger (14 of 16 previous matches, with Canada a two-timer), the yacht club trustees endorsed a proposal by the Duke of Edinburgh that the next challenge be a joint Commonwealth enterprise. If Australia is agreeable, elimination matches will be held among Commonwealth nations, with the winner to meet the U.S.'s 12-meter champion.

¶ Stroking steadily over the Charles River, Harvard's powerful crew skimmed the mile-and-three-quarter course in 8:43.4 to...

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