NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 23, 1977
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(Studio) Trials are in progress for American's representative in American's Cup sailboat race, off Newport, Rhode Island. Ted Turner's "Courageous" has been doing especially well.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Newport, Rhode Island) "Independence" and "Enterprise" with "Courageous" to represent US against yacht to be selected from challengers from Sweden, France and Australia. Ted Hood skippers "Independence;" was captain of "Courageous" when it won in 1974 and designed and built "Independence." Both boats owned by same investors. [HOOD - tells why "Independence" was built and details with regard to trials.] Race will be run in fall; constant practice has kept Cup in US hands since 1st award in 1851. [HOOD - talks of sailing procedure and its challenge.]
REPORTER: Lee McCarthy
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