GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester, MA

October 3, 2013

Letter: Columnist captured flavor of Cup triumph


Gloucester Daily Times

---- — To the editor:

Thank you Gordon Baird for providing an excellent summary and analysis of the America’s Cup race (“Fishtown Local column, the Times, Monday, Sept. 30), and thank you Gloucester Times for making possible what seems like the only article of its kind in Massachusetts.

Considering the widespread interest in sailing in this region, it is strange that papers with larger circulations chose not to cover the event.

Well, they do have four major teams gearing their respective seasons up or down right now so staffing may be tight these days. However, the TV coverage was grand with its knowledgeable reporters and accurate graphics. And how those 72-foot catamarans fly!

They say money can’t buy you love, but it sure purchased Mr. Ellison and the USA a thrill … and another Cup.

JEAN REES

Granite Street, Rockport