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September 4, 1989 | RICH ROBERTS, Times Staff Writer
America's last hope for competing in sailing's most prestigious seagoing event died for lack of sponsorship. Nance Frank and her all-American, all-woman crew of nine were left behind Saturday morning when the Whitbread Round the World race fleet left Southampton, England without them. They joined the other 23 boats at the starting line and sailed along for a few minutes--then returned to port. Frank said by phone: "It's been a tremendous struggle.
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September 4, 1989 | RICH ROBERTS, Times Staff Writer
America's last hope for competing in sailing's most prestigious seagoing event died for lack of sponsorship. Nance Frank and her all-American, all-woman crew of nine were left behind Saturday morning when the Whitbread Round the World race fleet left Southampton, England without them. They joined the other 23 boats at the starting line and sailed along for a few minutes--then returned to port. Frank said by phone: "It's been a tremendous struggle.
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