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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 5, Issue 6 (October 1, 1930)

“The World's Best Loser.”

“The World's Best Loser.”

“The world's best loser,” Sir Thomas Lipton, again failed to win the America Cup. He says that this is his last attempt—which is not surprising, as he is an octogenarian or thereabouts. “No single man in England,” he said, “can build a million dollar yacht alone, and without that none can hope to lift the Cup. After this it will have to be syndicate against syndicate.” Other reports state that the Americans have applied the principles of this machinery age to yachting—duraluminum mast, winches to do men's work, meters to record strain on sails, etc. Presently, perhaps, they will raise sail, or set it, by pressing a button. Anyway, the America Cup stays in America.