People, Sep. 30, 1974

Victory can be sweet even when it is easy. Chopping effortlessly through a moderate southerly breeze out in Rhode Island Sound, Courageous won her fourth straight race against Australia's Southern Cross by an almost embarrassingly wide margin of 7 min. 19 sec. That ended the best-of-seven America's Cup series and ensured that the old mug would remain bolted to its table in the New York Yacht Club, which has held it for 123 years. All that Courageous Skipper Ted Hood and his eleven-man crew got for their troubles was a few postrace swallows of...

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