Sailing: No Contest

"The worst defeat since Bunker Hill," moaned the correspondent for the London Daily Telegraph. It certainly couldn't have been much worse. In four races against Constellation, the U.S. America's Cup defender, Britain's $300,000 challenger, Sovereign, did nothing to support her name. She lost the first race by 5 min. 34 sec.; the second by 20 min. 24 sec.; the third by 6 min. 33 sec. The fourth and final race last week was absolutely no contest at all.

In two of the first three races, Britain's Peter Scott had at least outmaneuvered Constellation's Bob Bavier at the start, had lost...

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