Major sports events of the year 1958. Boats underway at sea during America's cup, a yachting event that resumes after 21 years. President Eisenhower looks at the boats through a pair of binoculars. Columbia team representing United States beats British challenger Sceptre in four races off New Port, Rhode Island.
A yachting competition off the coast of Newport, Rhode Island. Several American yachts in water competing during the preliminary trials of the American Cup. The yachts moving on the water. A British yacht among the yachts. Men on the yachts.
Teams compete for the America's Cup off Newport, Rhode Island. American racing yacht Columbia underway in the Atlantic Ocean during the America's Cup. Spectators look at the boats and competing yachts. America's Columbia wins the race after defeating Spectre from England. The winning team aboard Columbia waves.
Racing yacht towed to safe harbor in Newport,Rhode Island. Sail boat underway at sea. Coast guard aboard sailboat tow Britain's challenger Endeavor I racing yacht into safe harbor.
U.S. nuclear submarine, USS Seawolf (SSN-575) in bay near Newport, Rhode Island. President Eisenhower standing on deck with group of Naval officers. The American flag and the President's ensign fly from the boat. President Eisenhower descends through a hatch. He greets members of the crew and tours the boat. He observes crewmen at their duty stations. He cuts a cake, with "Commander in Chief" written on it. The cook serves the cake. President Eisenhower dines in the Crew's Mess. With him are Chief Hospital Corpsman Milton W. Tucker, USN; Presidential Press Secretary James Hagerty and
Seaman Apprentice W.J. Dooling. The President climbs out of the submarine on to the deck.
Yachts being given final cleaning and checks before the America's cup race, in Newport, Rhode island. In opening scene, the racing yacht, Intrepid, is seen up on blocks, and surrounded by scaffolding, in a boatyard. "Intrepid New York" is inscribed on her stern. Several men stand nearby. Next, the Australian entry, "Dame Pattie," is also seen out of water, as her crew hoses down and cleans her hull. Change of scene shows others of her crew washing her sails with a hose and long-handles brushes, in a pool, at Vernon Court, which is serving as their headquarters during the event.