Sport: Old Maiden in Uniform

Except for 90-year-old America, matriarch of U.S. racing yachts, no U.S. racing boat is more beloved by U.S. yachtsmen than the three-masted schooner Atlantic. On any yacht-club veranda, mention of her name unwinds a reel of yarns:

>How she won the Gold Cup put up by Kaiser Wilhelm II in 1905, sailing from Sandy Hook to the Lizard (3,014 miles) in 12 days, 4 hours, 1 minute—a record that still stands for a transatlantic crossing under sail.

>How, during World War I, while she was serving as a mother ship for U.S. subchasers, her original owner, Wilson Marshall, decided to give that...

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