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City / Country: Tokyo, Japan
Commodore: Sumao Tokumasu
Syndicate: Nippon Challenge America's Cup 2000
Syndicate Head: Tatsumitsu Yamasaki
Boat(s): JPN26, JPN30, JPN41 - plan to build two boats
Skipper: Peter Gilmour
Designer: AC Tech2000 Technical Team
Builder: N/A
Key Personnel: Makoto Kikuchi, Project Director, and Emili Miura, Campaign Director
Sponsor(s): Sumitomo Marine, KDD, Asahi Solar, Nissui, Didoh Ltd., Tokyo News, S&B, Yamaha, Toyota
Comments: This is the third challenge from this group of organizers. The Japanese, though relative newcomers to the game, have always mounted competitive challenges, and will no doubt do so again. They are proven masters at emulation, funding has not been a serious problem, and they are learning the subtleties of the America's Cup. Australian Peter Gilmour, a veteran America's Cup helmsman and head coach of the 1995 team, is sailing director and skipper.
Web Site: http://triton.naoe.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/AC/index.html (Japanese only. English version expected to be available later this year.)



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