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A tough skipper to run a fast 'Dame'
Ray Robertson
September 11, 1967
Jock Sturrock, skipper of 'Gretel' and 'Dame Pattie' and one of the few America's Cup challengers ever to get a second chance, plans to sail his own boat this time around with no interference from any owner
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September 11, 1967

A Tough Skipper To Run A Fast 'dame'

Jock Sturrock, skipper of 'Gretel' and 'Dame Pattie' and one of the few America's Cup challengers ever to get a second chance, plans to sail his own boat this time around with no interference from any owner

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Asked how closely he has followed the Americans, Sturrock said: "We have the normal interest of yachtsmen in what's going on. But the only thing we have to be concerned with is getting our own boat going to its maximum. Since the first week in July we will have had nine weeks' sailing before we race. In all we will have had 10 days more sailing than we had before Gretel raced in 1962. Having had one experience as challenger, and with the good crew we have, we should have a good chance, sailing in conditions we are likely to meet at Newport. To win any race of this kind you need a little bit of luck."

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