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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - February 19, 1999 - A Special Delegation of AmericaOne supporters flew out of San Francisco today for a weeklong visit to Auckland. The group includes sponsors, media contacts and committed followers. Freelance adventure sports journalist Peter Henig is traveling with the group. He is also a technology and business editor for the Red Herring magazine and online service based out of San Francisco and will post daily reports from Auckland.

Kiwiland Update - February 19, 1999

"Some men see what is and ask why, I see what isn't and ask why not," said President John F. Kennedy in one of his more famous and eloquent statements about the elusive pursuit of challenge and achievement.

It's a statement which could also be applied to the men and women who lay it on the line to win back the America's Cup from the Kiwis. As the syndicates begin to pile up Down Under, training and tweaking their teams, building and rebuilding their boats, assembling and re-assembling their technology and strategic sponsors, the AmericaOne campaign representing San Francisco's own St. Francis Yacht Club has drawn together a dynamic collection of sponsors, media contacts and committed followers to join in on a nine-day familiarization tour of what it takes to build a winning big boat sailing team halfway around the globe.

As both a freelance adventure sports journalist, and as a technology and business editor for the Red Herring magazine and online service based out of San Francisco, I will be posting daily reports on the team members, the match racing series between syndicates, the New Zealand chow and hospitality, the unique contributions of many of the Campaign's sponsors, and most importantly, what it means for AmericaOne to build the fastest boat in Kiwiland<

Because as Skipper Paul Cayard is fond of saying, "if there's one thing that's always been true, it's that the fastest boat will always win the America's Cup!"

Peter Henig
Online Investment Editor
The Red Herring Online

AmericaOne is dedicated to recapturing the America’s Cup by applying U.S. technology in computer equipment, aerodynamics, hydrodynamics, sail design, naval architecture and structural engineering to America's Cup sailboat design. Technology partners include Hewlett-Packard Company, Bellcore/SAIC and Ford Motor Company/Visteon. The AmericaOne team is comprised of 43 professionals, including 30 members of the design team actively working on the research and design of its sailboats. Operating since June 1, 1996, AmericaOne is the challenger on behalf of San Francisco’s St. Francis Yacht Club.

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