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COLD MAN AND THE SEA

Dennis Conner, the consummate yachtsman if not the consummate gentleman, is even more of a celebrity in New Zealand than in the U.S. Way Down Under, where...

Sport: Dragster in The Danger Zone

For sheer, world-class derangement, few pastimes can match that of smearing one's face with sunscreen goo, joining ten other hearty mates and smashing over the...

Sport: Chalk Goes Up Against Cheese Mismatched

A huge white ghost cut swiftly through the gentle seas off San Diego. It was the 132-ft.-long America's Cup challenger New Zealand, the largest boat to vie for...

Going For the America's Cup

The America's Cup, yachting's great and garish grail, is a tumorous tureen no handsomer than a camel. In 1983 the news was not only that it was lost but that it...

Sport: Fremantle Says Good on Yer, Mates

America retrieved its old Cup last week in four one-sided yacht races that showed U.S. sailors and Australian sportsmen at their best. The man who unthinkably...

Sport: The Best Cup Challenge Ever

Australia II puts on a fan-bloody-tastic show The America's Cup was still there on Monday morning, bolted to a table at the New York Yacht Club, which has been...

Will They Blow the Men Down?

The cold war is fading, so let's get down to a more basic conflict: Can the girls beat the boys? Ever since Queen Victoria reluctantly handed over an 8- lb...

Chasing the Wind

The prize is a 144-year-old Victorian ewer fashioned from 134 oz. of British silver. The ornate vessel happens to be bottomless -- a fitting metaphor for a race...

Sport: Does K Stand for Killjoy?

When Skipper Dennis Conner brought home that yachtsman's grail, the America's Cup, from Australia in February, his backers in the San Diego-based Sail America...

The America's Cup: Auld Mug's Game

On a wild strip of sea called Gage Roads, 22 sailors perform exhausting, dangerous and precisely choreographed routines. Pitching through the lumpy seas,...

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