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Mast APPEAL
Alexander Wolff
July 14, 2003
Sports have gone populist in ritzy NEWPORT, where events will be in full sail this week
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July 14, 2003

Mast Appeal

Sports have gone populist in ritzy NEWPORT, where events will be in full sail this week

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Ken Read, a three-time winner at the Newport Regatta and six-time J/24 world champion, is a poster boy for community sailing. A dairy farmer's son who first hoisted a sail on Narragansett Bay, he figures to be helmsman again during the next America's Cup challenge. Which raises the possibility that a Cup defense will someday return to Newport, in part as a result of a chain of events touched off by the Auld Mug's very departure 20 years ago. As reversals of fortune go, that would be the sweetest of all.

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