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AmericaOne Completes Round Robin 1 of the Louis Vuitton Cup

Round Robin 1 – Auckland, New Zealand – AmericaOne, the San Francisco-based St. Francis Yacht Club’s America’s Cup 2000 Challenger completed Round Robin 1 of the Louis Vuitton Cup Challengers Series with a score of 8 wins, 2 losses. AmericaOne raced against each of the challenger syndicates for a total of 10 races on the […]

CAYARD GUIDES AMERICAONE TEAM TO 8TH WIN TO CLOSE ROUND ROBBIN 1

Highlight Match Turns Out To Be Uneventful AUCKLAND, New Zealand, October 28, 1999 – AmericaOne, the San Francisco-based St. Francis Yacht Club’s America’s Cup 2000 challenger, competed in the last day of Round Robin 1 races for the Louis Vuitton Cup taking their 8th win in the first match of the day. During the morning […]

STRONG WINDS CONCLUDE ROUND ROBIN ONE . . . ALMOST!

The Louis Vuitton Cup First Round Robin limped to a curious finish today in what proved to be the strongest sailing weather of the series so far. As the Hauraki Gulf delivered steady 20-knot breezes from the Northeast, only two of the eight scheduled matches were real races. In the others, at least one boat […]

AmericaOne Racing Is Further Delayed

The possibilities of further delays to Louis Vuitton Cup racing loomed large in Auckland today, with less than 24 hours to go to the already-postponed final day of racing in Round Robin One. By day’s end, AmericaOne’s races against Young America and Young Australia 2000 had been postponed to Thursday. And weather watchers were studying […]

A SUSPENSEFUL MID-SERIES RACE FOR AmericaOne

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, October 22, 1999 – AmericaOne , the San Francisco-based St. Francis Yacht Club’s America’s Cup 2000 challenger, raced against Prada Challenge (ITA 45), in Race 7 of the Louis Vuitton Cup and gave spectators an exciting show. It was everything that an America’s Cup race should be: A suspenseful and very close […]

AMERICAONE REMAINS UNBEATEN IN ROUND ROBIN 1

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, October 20, 1999 – AmericaOne, the San Francisco-based St. Francis Yacht Club’s America’s Cup 2000 challenger, used their bye in the fifth flight to prepare for the afternoon match against Le Delfi’s Sixieme Sens (FRA 46). Having lost the start by seconds, AmericaOne quickly overtook the lead position by pointing higher and […]

AMERICAONE REMAINS UNDEFEATED WITH A TOTAL OF FOUR POINTS

FAST2000 Has A Not So hAPpy Day — Nippon Warriors Combat 49ers Furiously AUCKLAND, New Zealand, October 19, 1999 – AmericaOne, the San Francisco-based St. Francis Yacht Club’s America’s Cup 2000 challenger, won both races, defeating FAST2000 and Nippon Challenge, on day two of the Louis Vuitton Cup for the 2000 America’s Cup season. In […]

AMERICAONE IS AT THE TOP OF THE LEADERBOARD WITH TWO WINS ON OPENING DAY

Team Faces Off With Bravo Espana and America True AUCKLAND, New Zealand, October 18, 1999 – AmericaOne, the San Francisco-based St. Francis Yacht Club’s America’s Cup 2000 challenger, got off to a good start with two wins in the first day of racing for the 2000 America’s Cup season. In Race 1, AmericaOne defeated the […]

Louis Vuitton Preview

By the time you read this, we America

Louis Vuitton Preview

It is hard to believe that five years have finally gone by and we are having another America

Seahorse May 1999

One year ago, I was climbing off EF Language in Southampton after the best sailing experience of my life. Now I am in the middle of a political campaign. I have just crossed the famous 40 yard line. It is not easy mentally. Physically, I had to go into the shop. My shoulder gave up […]

AC Training in Auckland

AmericaOne has spent the last two months training in Auckland, New Zealand in preparation for the upcoming America

AC Training in Auckland

AmericaOne has spent the last two months training in Auckland, New Zealand in preparation for the upcoming America

Sydney Hobart Disaster

I am sure a lot will be written in all sailing periodicals this month about the last Sydney to Hobart Race. It was very sad to hear of people losing their lives. It seems so senseless for a sport. The recounting of the conditions that I have heard from crew on Sayonara is incredible. For […]

Funding AmericaOne

It has been a good two months for my AmericaOne Challenge, landing two Official Sponsorships with Bellcore/SAIC and Ford Motor Company which brings our total to three Official Sponsors, including Hewlett Packard, who signed on in April. We still have three more Official Sponsorships to sell but these recent successes plus the fact that the […]

Whitbread Wrap Up

First let me say that I am flattered by the amount that has been written about EF Languages’ victory in the Whitbread Round the World Race, most notably in the July issue of this very Seahorse. I guess the realization that is occurring for those of us that participated in the race is how much […]

Seahorse-Whitbread Wrap Up

The 12 man luge ride is over. What an experience! I think the scene that can best sum it up is; It is 02:00 in the Southern Ocean. The sound inside the boat is that of breaking glass in a car accident. The boat is slamming and shuddering violently as it is hurtling down 30 […]

Seahorse August 98

First let me say that I am flattered by the amount that has been written about EF Languages

It’s Official Cayard EF Language Win The Whitbread

It’s official: Paul Cayard and his EF Language crew have won the months-long Whitbread Round the World Race, which began Sept. 21, 1997. Although they had clinched the victory last week after tallying an insurmountable lead, they had to complete the ninth and final leg to receive the trophy. The victory makes Cayard the first […]

Seahorse-February 1998

Another new year. This is my seventh year of writing for Seahorse. I really enjoy the opportunity to express myself in this high quality publication. I hope that some of what I have had to say over the years has been of interest or amusing at times. Being at the heart of one and looking […]

Leg 1 – Whitbread

I’d like to be able to say that I knew my first leg in the Whitbread would go this well when I decided to do it but honestly, I can not. It was a big surprise to many observers and a pleasant surprise to me. The idea of winning the Whitbread Round the World Race […]

Seahorse October 1997

One week before the start of my first Whitbread and I am looking forward to it more than I was a year ago when I signed up. The sailing I have done on the boats this last year has been nothing short of some of the best sailing I have ever done. The boats are […]

Seahorse August 1997

It is funny how your perspective changes. In preparing for the upcoming Whitbread, I will participate in the Fastnet Race with my EF Team, the last race of the Admiral

Star back in the Olympics

A lot of controversy has surrounded the fact that the ISAF the voted the Star out sailing

Seahorse April 1997

A few weeks ago, I was reflecting on things and realized that my life had suddenly taken some strange twists. Last November I had signed up to do a race that I swore many times I would never do (Whitbread) and more recently I had taken up snowboarding to be with my son and found […]

What am I doing in the Whitbread?

I am doing exactly what got me to where I am; broadening my horizons. While growing up in sailing, I was the one who at 18 was crewing in the Star World Championship and the 505 World Championship within 6 months. I was sailing Lasers at the same time as 6 meters. I won the […]

Seahorse December 1996 – A Preview to New Zealand.

I just spent two weeks in Auckland with my AmericaOne team on our first recon mission “down under”. It was my first trip to Auckland. The first week was spent winning the Steinlagger Cup and the second week was spent getting to know the America

Seahorse November 1996

Are the Sardinia Cup, Admirals Cup, Kenwood Cup “Team Racing” events? This year at the Sardinia Cup the jury ruled that the event was being run under IYRR appendix B5. Like the Admirals Cup, the Sardinia Cup is an event that is made up of teams, mostly national but can be regional. Teams are made […]

Maxis

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AmericaOne-Challenger America’s Cup XXX

On May 10, St. Francis Yacht Club entered America’s Cup XXX. This was the culmination of six months work in finding start up support and recruiting a core team of talent. But it is just the beginning of a lot of hard work to prepare the fastest boat and best crew to try to take […]

Seahorse April 1996

Once every three to four years I get back into my Star boat to make sure that I still know how to sail. The America

Round the World Races

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