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mentioned in his presence. “Your letter,” Winslow wrote to Ted, “reminds me of the story of President Lincoln and his cabinet. Several cabinet members complained that General Grant drank too much. After thinking a few minutes, President Lincoln replied: ‘Find out the brand of whiskey he drinks and give it to the other Generals.’” Ah, yes, that summer was fun. And Ted Turner and his all-American crew won the America’s Cup.

wished he were a dog so he could beat him. He demanded his skipper write a note of apology to Bailey’s Beach, no doubt hoping the late John Winslow, who was then president of Bailey’s, would reprimand Turner in such a way that Loomis would have cause to fire him. In his note to Winslow, Turner wrote that if his conduct had been bothersome, “I wish to apologize profusely because I certainly did have a couple of drinks too many that Saturday night.” President Winslow’s response indicated a tongue firmly in cheek. He wrote that any complaints from members of the club must be made in writing. None had been received, and the matter had not even been

Roger Vaughan’s latest book is Closing The Gap, World Sailing’s Emerging Nations Program, available soon as an iBook.

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