NBC Evening News for Monday, Sep 12, 1977
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(Studio) America's Cup, awarded to winner of yacht race by same name, has been held by United States since beginning of race 126 years ago. Another race about to begin, with United States being challenged by Australia in yacht named Australia.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(Newport, Rhode Island) [Courageous skipper Ted TURNER - likes playing games.] Turner will captain Courageous as New York Yacht Club's entry in race against Australia, owned by Alan Bond, who challenged for Cup in 1974 with Southern Cross. Australia's skipper is Noel Robins, who captained yacht to undefeated record against ships from France and Sweden in summer trials. Betting is for Courageous to win.
REPORTER: Lee McCarthy
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