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AmericaOne Completes Louis Vuitton Cup Finals

AmericaOne Completes Louis Vuitton Cup Finals The Final Round of the Louis Vuitton Cup took place January 25 to February 6 in Auckland, New Zealand. AmericaOne, the San Francisco-based St. Francis Yacht Club

Louis Vuitton Finals Wrap Up

This series did not end the way we had planned. The score told the story of an unbelievably tough regatta; the most competitive series of match racing ever staged in the America’s Cup. Our comeback from 3-1 and the broken mast, were answered by Prada’s comeback from facing a double match point. Each team bore […]

AMERICAONE LEADS THE LOUIS VUITTON CUP FINALS

Third Consecutive Win for Americans AUCKLAND, New Zealand, February 4, 2000 – AmericaOne, the San Francisco-based St. Francis Yacht Clubs Americas Cup 2000 challenger, won its fourth race of the Louis Vuitton Finals against the Prada Challenge (ITA 45) by 1m 6s. Racing resumed today after Race 7 was cancelled yesterday due to low winds […]

Race 7 Postponed

Race Seven Postponed For a Day – No Wind on the Hauraki Gulf After two consecutive days of thrilling racing in the Louis Vuitton Cup Finals, the weather conspired to put Race Seven on hold. The Hauraki Gulf was flat, and no wind disturbed the calm seas through the afternoon. Race Director Vince Cooke had […]

AMERICAONE EVENS SCORE WITH CRUCIAL WIN

Tennis Celebrity Steffi Graf’s Debut as 17th Crew Person AUCKLAND, New Zealand, February 2, 2000 -AmericaOne, the San Francisco-based St. Francis Yacht Clubs Americas Cup 2000 challenger, won its third race of the Louis Vuitton Finals against the Prada Challenge (ITA 45) by 9s. Steffi Graf, winner of 22 grand slam titles in tennis, rode […]

AMERICAONE CLAIMS SECOND VICTORY OF LOUIS VUITTON

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, February 1, 2000 – AmericaOne, the San Francisco-based St. Francis Yacht Club’s America’s Cup 2000 challenger, won its second race today against the Prada Challenge (ITA 45) by 34 seconds. Racing got underway as scheduled after a one day break to celebrate Auckland’s Anniversary Day. Race 5 started in choppy seas and […]

AMERICAONE SUFFERS HEARTBREAKING LOSS

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, January 30, 2000 – AmericaOne, the San Francisco-based St. Francis Yacht Club’s America’s Cup 2000 challenger, lost its third race today against the Prada Challenge (ITA 45) despite leading the Italians throughout the race. Today’s conditions on the Hauraki Gulf ranged from bright sunshine to heavy rain and winds as the teams […]

PUNISHING CONDITIONS AND EQUIPMENT PROBLEMS

Saturday, January 29, 2000 AUCKLAND, New Zealand, January 29, 2000 – AmericaOne, the San Francisco-based St. Francis Yacht Clubメs Americaメs Cup 2000 challenger, lost its race today against Prada Challenge (ITA 45) when they were forced to withdraw from the race due to potential mast failure. After yesterdayメs race was cancelled due to light winds, […]

AmericaOne Comes from Behind to Take Victory

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, January 27, 2000 – AmericaOne, the San Francisco-based St. Francis Yacht Club

CLOSE RACING IN DAY ONE OF THE LOUIS VUITTON CUP F

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, January 26, 2000 – AmericaOne, the San Francisco-based St. Francis Yacht Club

Louis Vuitton Cup Report 01/25/00

Opening Day of Louis Vuitton Cup Racing is Cancelled – Heavy Winds And Waves Sweep Racecourse Faced with winds over 24 knots and ugly sea conditions, the Race Committee today cancelled the opening day of racing for the Louis Vuitton Cup finals. Today

AMERICAONE UNVEILS USA 61

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND

AmericaOne Advances to the Louis Vuitton Cup Final

AmericaOne, the San Francisco-based St. Francis Yacht Club’s America

AmericaOne Advances to the Louis Vuitton Cup Final

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, January 17, 2000 — AmericaOne, the San Francisco-based St. Francis Yacht Club’s America’s Cup 2000 challenger, advanced to the Finals of the Louis Vuitton Cup by winning eight races. As the top scoring team, AmericaOne will race against Prada Challenge for the Louis Vuitton Cup, beginning on January 25. During the Semi-Final […]

AmericaOne Advances to the Louis Vuitton Cup Final

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, January 17, 2000 — AmericaOne, the San Francisco-based St. Francis Yacht Club’s America’s Cup 2000 challenger, advanced to the Finals of the Louis Vuitton Cup by winning eight races. As the top scoring team, AmericaOne will race against Prada Challenge for the Louis Vuitton Cup, beginning on January 25. During the Semi-Final […]

AMERICAONE WINS THE SEMI-FINALS WITH AN 8-2 RECOR

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, January 13, 2000 – AmericaOne, the San Francisco-based St. Francis Yacht Club’s America’s Cup 2000 challenger, lost its second match of the series against Stars & Stripes (USA 55) by 22s in big seas and 15-18 knot winds. USA 55

AMERICAONE CLINCHES POSITION IN LOUIS VUITTON CUP

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, January 12, 2000 – AmericaOne, the San Francisco-based St. Francis Yacht Club’s America’s Cup 2000 challenger, won its eighth match of the series against Nippon Challenge’s Asura (JPN 44). Today’s race determined the future of both teams, AmericaOne qualifying for the Louis Vuitton Finals and Nippon giving up their chances to continue. […]

AMERICAONE BEATS PRADA FOR SEVENTH WIN

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, January 11, 2000 – AmericaOne, the San Francisco-based St. Francis Yacht Club’s America’s Cup 2000 challenger, won its seventh match of the series against Italy’s Prada Challenge (ITA 45). Both teams favored for the Louis Vuitton Cup Finals endured an intense match on the racecourse in 14-15 knots of breeze and scattered […]

CHARLES SCHWAB JOINS AMERICAONE’S AMERICA’S CUP CA

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. & AUCKLAND, New Zealand, January 10, 2000 Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., a leading financial services firm, today announced its sponsorship of AmericaOne, the San Francisco-based challenger for Americas Cup 2000, on behalf of the St. Francis Yacht Club. As a first time sponsor of an Americas Cup contender, Schwabs decision to […]

AMERICAONE WINS SIXTH RACE AGAINST SAN FRANCISCO R

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, January 10, 2000 – AmericaOne, the San Francisco-based St. Francis Yacht Club’s America’s Cup 2000 challenger, won its sixth match of the series against Dawn Riley’s America True (USA 51) by 1m 16s. After gear failure prevented the two teams from having a competitive match in Race 2 of the Louis Vuitton […]

AMERICAONE WINS SIXTH RACE AGAINST SAN FRANCISCO R

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, January 10, 2000 – AmericaOne, the San Francisco-based St. Francis Yacht Club’s America’s Cup 2000 challenger, won its sixth match of the series against Dawn Riley’s America True (USA 51) by 1m 16s. After gear failure prevented the two teams from having a competitive match in Race 2 of the Louis Vuitton […]

AMERICAONE COLLECTS FIFTH WIN

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, January 9, 2000 – AmericaOne, the San Francisco-based St. Francis Yacht Club’s America’s Cup 2000 challenger, won its fifth match of the series against Le Defi Francais (FRA 46) by 1m 16s. The second round of pairings for the Semi-Finals commenced today. AmericaOne’s victory was its second over Le Defi Francais in […]

AMERICAONE TAKES FIRST PLACE IN SEMI-FINALS

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, January 9, 2000 – AmericaOne, the San Francisco-based St. Francis Yacht Club’s America’s Cup 2000 challenger, won its fourth match of the series against Stars & Stripes (USA 55) by 2m 43s. Today’s match was a tiebreaker for the two California teams vying for 1st place in the Louis Vuitton Cup Semi-Finals, […]

AMERICAONE AND LYCOS ANNOUNCE ONLINE AUCTION WINNE

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, January 8, 2000 — AmericaOne, the San Francisco-based St. Francis Yacht Club’s America’s Cup 2000 challenger, and auction host Lycos, Inc., one the most visited Web destinations in the world, announced the winners of its online auction for a 17th crew position onboard USA 61 for an upcoming race in the Louis […]

AMERICAONE TAKES A 3-1 RECORD IN THE SEMI-FINALS

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, January 7, 2000 – AmericaOne, the San Francisco-based St. Francis Yacht Club’s America’s Cup 2000 challenger, won its third match of the series against Nippon Challenge (JPN 44) by 23s. After racing was cancelled yesterday due to insufficient wind, the two teams met today in ideal weather conditions setting the stage for […]

Racing Postponed for the Day No Wind on the Haurak

Racing Postponed for the Day No Wind on the Hauraki Gulf The two matches scheduled for today were postponed until tomorrow as there was no wind on the Hauraki Gulf. The four boats were towed out to the race course in the morning and the crew spent over three hours waiting for the wind to […]

Four Challengers Invoke Postponement Rule For The

Faced with ugly weather conditions on the Hauraki Gulf today four challengers for the Louis Vuitton Cup requested postponement of their scheduled matches to another day. The Race Committee agreed and initially granted requests from San Francisco

AMERICAONE SUFFERS FIRST LOSS OF SEMI-FINALS DUE T

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, January 3, 2000 – AmericaOne, the San Francisco-based St. Francis Yacht Club’s America’s Cup 2000 challenger, suffered its first loss today in the match against John Cutler and the America True Team (USA 51) by 2m 23s. In day ridden with heavy weather and wind conditions, fortune changed hands as leads were […]

AMERICAONE WINS FIRST RACE OF THE LOUIS VUITTON CU

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, January 2, 1999 – AmericaOne, the San Francisco-based St. Francis Yacht Club’s America’s Cup 2000 challenger, won its first race on opening day of the Louis Vuitton Cup Semi-Finals against Le Defi Francais (FRA 46) by 22s. Cayard and the AmericaOne Team debut USA 61 in her first competition around the track. […]

Louis Vuitton Cup Semi Finals

Another hurdle and another step up for AmericaOne. We raised our game once again and won the semi finals of the Louis Vuitton Cup with 8 wins from 10 starts. I am very proud of what we have achieved so far and happy to have the semi finals behind us. I always saw that series […]

AMERICAONE WINS FIRST RACE OF THE LOUIS VUITTON CU

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, January 2, 1999 – AmericaOne, the San Francisco-based St. Francis Yacht Club’s America’s Cup 2000 challenger, won its first race on opening day of the Louis Vuitton Cup Semi-Finals against Le Defi Francais (FRA 46) by 22s. Cayard and the AmericaOne Team debut USA 61 in her first competition around the track. […]

AmericaOne Advances to Semi-Final Round of Louis Vuitton Cup

The third and final round of Louis Vuitton Cup Racing commenced on December 2nd with ten matches scheduled per syndicate. The stakes in Round Robin 3 were the highest, with a win being worth nine points. The top six teams with the highest number of points at the end of three rounds advance to the […]

SIX FINALIST FOR THE SEMI-FINALS

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, December 15, 1999 – Four matches were sailed today, and only two were started. Young America and Le Defi both sailed the course alone for their wins. Dennis Conner sailed on Stars & Stripes for the first time in Round Robin 3 losing a close match to Bravo Espa

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 WINS IMPORTANT MID-SERIES RACE AGAINS PRADA AND REMAINS AT TOP

Paul Cayard and the AmericaOne Team Force Italians to Take Second Loss of Series AUCKLAND, New Zealand, December 6, 1999 – AmericaOne, the San Francisco-based St. Francis Yacht Club’s America’s Cup 2000 challenger, won today’s match against top ranked contender Prada (ITA 48) by 23s. Excitement was high as two of the top ranked teams […]

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 […]