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IN THE WAKE OF THE CAPSIZE KID
Coles Phinizy
July 12, 1971
His zest for a lively scrap has made Ted Turner, onetime dinghy dunker, an ocean-racing champion
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July 12, 1971

In The Wake Of The Capsize Kid

His zest for a lively scrap has made Ted Turner, onetime dinghy dunker, an ocean-racing champion

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Why did Ted Turner go to sea? For such an ever-moving man, it is the only container of sufficient size.

Recently, after watching movies of Turner's Eagle in action, a guest who professed to know nothing about sailing asked, "Have you ever won the America's Cup?"

"You do not win the America's Cup," Turner replied. "You defend it." After a pause he added, "I have never defended it, but it is a lovely idea."

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