09/29/58 Columbia sweeps Americas Cup series

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Story No. NY-4 TELENEWS DAILY NEWS FILM Vol. 11, Issue #196
RELEASE: Immediate Sept. 29, 1958 (Mon.)
Film Title: RHODE ISLAND
Story: COLUMBIA SWEEPS AMERICAS CUP SERIES Footage: 42
Time: 69sec. (1min.9sec.)
SC NO TL FT TL TM PIX NARRATION
A. 2 3 (TITLE)
1. 8 13 START Its the start of the fourth race in the Americas Cup series off Newport, Rhode Island. For the British challenger, Sceptre, a do-or-die attempt to keep from losing by a shutout. But, eager for a good start, Sceptre is three feet over the line at the gun, and loses vital minutes turning back and starting over. Meanwhile, the American defender, Columbia, seen here at close quarters, romps off with an advantage that the more ponderous Sceptre cant hope to make up. Columbia heels going through a respectable sea. The sixteen-to-eighteen knot breeze is on the heavy side.
2. 11 18 CLOSER
3. 16 26 CU COLUMBIA
4. 17 28 FLOTILLA
5. 25 41 COLUMBIA
6. 28 46 AROUND TURN SPINN.OUT Rounding a turn, Columbia breaks out a spinnaker and runs before the wind. The 24-mile race is over a triangular course. Sceptre, making up a little time after the bad start, follows with her beautiful, striped French spinnaker. This is where she goes best.
7. 31 51 SCEPTRE SAME
8. 33 55 SPECTATOR BOAT
9. 36 59 SCEPTRE
10. 42 69 COLUMBIA FINISHES But this race was over at the start, and Columbia finishes with half a mile of clear water astern. A four-to-nothing sweep keeps the Americas Cup, as always in America.

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