ABC Evening News for Monday, Sep 12, 1977
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(Studio) America's Cup yacht races begin Tuesday off coast of Newport, Rhode Island, with American entry defending against Australian challenger.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Newport, Rhode Island) America's Cup, awarded to winner of race, has been held for 126-yr. history of race by New York Yacht Club representatives Contestants in race this year are Courageous, skippered by Atlanta Braves owner Ted Turner, and Australia, skippered [sic] by Alan Bond and representing country of same name after defeating another Australian yacht and those from France and Sweden. [TURNER - cites reasons he believes he and his crew will win.] [BOND - thinks crews and sails about even, but one ship will have faster hull and he's not sure which.]
REPORTER: James Walker
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