• Short Summary

    The America's Cup defender, Constellation, gave the British challenger, Sovereign, the worst defeat in nearly a century of racing when the U.

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    Start of race - Sovereign in foreground
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    2.
    Constellation
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    3.
    Deck of Constellation
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    4.
    Constellation turning
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    5.
    Constellation with spinnaker
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    Constellation with spinnaker
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    7.
    Spectator fleet
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    8.
    Constellation finishing
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    9.
    Constellation at finish
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    SPORT: YACHT RACING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The America's Cup defender, Constellation, gave the British challenger, Sovereign, the worst defeat in nearly a century of racing when the U.S. 12-meter yacht finished the second race of the series of Newport, Rhode Island 20 minutes, 24 seconds ahead of the invader. The distance between the yachts was about two miles.

    This was the second straight U.S. victory. Two more will end the series.

    Not since 1886, when Mayflower beat Galatea by more than 29 minutes had a challenger been so outclassed.

    Sovereign had based its hopes on a stiff wind after losing the opening race in moderate air. She had those conditions most of the way Thursday (17 September) but instead of fared no better. The British boat had the better of the start, but by the time the first leg of four and a half miles to windward was covered, Constellation was already half a mile ahead and the margin rapidly widened. Only on two reaching legs under spinnakers was the Sovereign able to hold its own with the winner.

    Bob Bavier was at the helm of Constellation most of the way with Eric Rider taking a short relief. Peter Scott skippered the loser.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABTWDX1Z5JQ0BPFROPDY0IR0P5
    Media URN:
    VLVABTWDX1Z5JQ0BPFROPDY0IR0P5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/09/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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