Twenty-one years ago this week Harold S. Vanderbilt's yacht Rainbow defeated Thomas Octave Murdoch Sopwith's Endeavour to retain the America's Cup for the U.S. It was one of 16 British attempts to recapture the Cup since they had lost it in 1851. Sopwith skippered his blue sloop to a quick brace of victories in the four-out-of-seven-race match, and although Endeavour was the favorite, Vanderbilt's superior sailing won the next four events. In 1937 England again failed to regain the Cup. It has not been challenged since.
Table of Contents
Sept. 26, 1955
The way the Series feels, T shirts in Tea Land, Soccer vs. Groaner? Fame's modest home at Rutgers, Some high and mighty trout, Bebop golf, Lively ball aids minors
The blood quickens and the step becomes brisk. It's more than the winy air of fall. Next week is the World Series!
They were the pastime of kings and noblemen in the valley of the Nile, who hunted lions in the desert and speared and netted wild birds and fish of their great
- ANNIVERSARY 56
- LOU WHITMAN 64