Constellation, selected as the U.S. defender of the America's Cup against England in the resumption?
Nos 20 and 21- Constellation and American Eagle
Top of sails of yachts pan down
Boat sails by
Crew working on deck
Two boats rounding back
Skipper at wheel look back
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Background: Constellation, selected as the U.S. defender of the America's Cup against England in the resumption of the historic yacht racing series next week, is working hard this week on starts.
Starts are extremely important in match yacht races. A starting time is chosen and the skipper tries to hit it as closely as must put about and start afresh, while his rival may be sailing away.
American Eagle, the yacht which was beaten out for the defender's role by Constellation, is acting as Constellation's opponent in the practices. When was piloted Wednesday by Emil (Bus) Mosbacher, who skippered Weatherly to a successful defense of the Cup in 1962.
Bob Bavier was at the helm of Constellation.