Entries by Paul Cayard

AMERICAONE TEAM REMAINS IN CONTROL OF EAST COAST OPPONENT

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, December 10, 1999 – AmericaOne, the San Francisco-based St. Francis Yacht Club’s America’s Cup 2000 challenger, won its 7th race of the series today against New York Yacht Club’s USA 58 by 1m 8s, in light and somewhat unstable southeasterly winds ranging from 8-10 knots. Paul Cayard, at the helm of AmericaOne, […]

AMERICAONE REMAINS IN FIRST PLACE TAKING ITS SIXTH WIN

San Francisco Team Clinches Its Place in the Louis Vuitton Cup Semi-Finals AUCKLAND, New Zealand, December 9, 1999 – AmericaOne, the San Francisco-based St. Francis Yacht Club’s America’s Cup 2000 challenger, won its 6th race of the series today against the Nippon Challenge (JPN 52) by 9m 8s, in extremely light and patchy conditions on […]

Another day of two boat testing on the Hauraki Gulf

Another day of two boat testing on the Hauraki Gulf. For those of you who do not know what two boat testing involves, let me give you an idea. The day begins with launching USA 49 and USA 61 starting at 8:00 AM. The next hour and a half is consumed by preparing both boats […]

AMERICAONE TAKES 5TH WIN OF SERIES

Team Leads in Louis Vuitton Cup AUCKLAND, New Zealand, December 7, 1999 – AmericaOne, the San Francisco-based St. Francis Yacht Club’s America’s Cup 2000 challenger, won its 5th race of the series today against The Spanish Challenge (ESP 47) by 11m 50s. Despite the extremely light and patchy winds blowing 8-10 knots from the south […]

AMERICAONE REMAINS AT TOP OF LEADERBOARD AFTER ITS DEFEAT IN RACE 4

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, December 5, 1999 – AmericaOne, the San Francisco-based St. Francis Yacht Club’s America’s Cup 2000 challenger, was narrowly defeated by 20s in Race 4 of the Louis Vuitton Cup by John Cutler at the helm of America True’s USA 51. Conditions on the Hauraki Gulf remained favorable throughout the day despite the […]

AMERICAONE WINS RACE 3 AGAINST YOUNG AUSTRALIA

Gear Breakage Challenges Both Teams AUCKLAND, New Zealand, December 4, 1999 – AmericaOne, the San Francisco-based St. Francis Yacht Club’s America’s Cup 2000 challenger, won Race 3 in the third round of the Louis Vuitton Cup against Young Australia (AUS 31) by 55s. Both teams suffered breakage, which made for challenging racing – Young Australia […]

AMERICAONE DEFEATS ABRACADABRA AND TAKES SECOND PLACE IN THE STANDINGS

Upper Wind Limits Make for Challenging Racing AUCKLAND, New Zealand, December 3, 1999 – AmericaOne, the San Francisco-based St. Francis Yacht Club’s America’s Cup 2000 challenger, won its second race of Round Robin 3 against Abracadabra (USA 54) by 3m 15s, and moved into second place in the overall standings. Conditions remained at the upper […]

Back In Race Mode

Well, back in race mode today. Round Robin 3 started off with USA 49 doing battle with the Swiss team. The first start had to be abandoned because the Swiss were rammed by the umpire boat, that is definitely a first for me. After getting settled into the next pre-start, we had a good battle […]