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

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

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND

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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 […]

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 […]

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

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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

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 […]

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. […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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, […]

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. 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, December 1, 1999 – AmericaOne, the San Francisco-based St. Francis Yacht Club’s America’s Cup 2000 challenger, will continue to sail USA 49 in Round Robin 3 of the Louis Vuitton Cup. AmericaOne’s first race of the round is against FAST200, skippered by Marc Pajot. In Round Robin 3, each boat will receive […]

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AmericaOne defeats Le Defi Francais in Race 6 Re-Match AUCKLAND, New Zealand, November 20, 1999 – AmericaOne, the San Francisco-based St. Francis Yacht Club’s America’s Cup 2000 challenger, won its seventh race of Round Robin 2 against Le Defi Francais’s Sixieme Sens (FRA 46) by 00:48. Today’s race was a re-match from earlier in the […]

Its an exciting time to be at the AmericaOne compound these days. Exciting can be translated to mean concerned, encouraged and confident. We have had some tough breaks in Round Robin 2 losing an over-early against America True and a real heavy air gear buster against Stars & Stripes. Balance that with an exciting come-from-behind […]

Heaviest Winds of Louis Vuitton Cup Series AUCKLAND, New Zealand, November 18, 1999 – AmericaOne, the San Francisco-based St. Francis Yacht Club’s America’s Cup 2000 challenger, won its fifth race of Round Robin 2 against Young Australia’s oneAustralia (AUS 31) by 5m 39s. The start of the race began in 22+ knots of wind which […]

Hopes Torn In Two as Spinnakers Shred In Heavy Winds AUCKLAND, New Zealand, November 17, 1999 – AmericaOne, the San Francisco-based St. Francis Yacht Club’s America’s Cup 2000 challenger, sailed the most eventful race of Round Robin 2 against Stars & Stripes (USA 55). Both boats suffered causalities throughout the match, Stars & Stripes having […]