Yachting: Intrepid Indeed

The third America's Cup race was over, and Jock Sturrock, helmsman of Australia's Dame Pattie, sat in Newport's Thames Street Armory answering reporters' questions. What, specifically, was the challenger's main problem? Sighed Sturrock: "The hull." Why hadn't Jock tried to backwind the U.S.'s Intrepid at the start? "On the performance of the two boats, I don't think it would have made very much difference." What was his overall impression of Pattie? "Theoretically, she was designed for winds of twelve to 14 knots, but I would say five to ten knots was more...

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