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City / Country: St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, USA
Commodore: Carol P. Hindels
Syndicate: Team Caribbean
Syndicate Head: Michael Bornn
Boat(s): Stars & Stripes '92; plan to build two boats
Skipper: Peter Holmberg
Designer: Pedrick Yacht Designs
Builder: N/A
Key Personnel: Steve Morton, director of operations
Sponsor(s): Topa Equities Ltd.
Comments: This is the first America's Cup involvement for the club and Peter Holmberg, who is ranked in the top ten of the World Match-Race Rankings, and won a silver medal in the 1988 Olympics in the Finn class. Holmberg and Bornn believe the unique Caribbean setting will attract the necessary funding to mount a competitive challenge. The syndicate hopes to build two new boats. In November, 1996, the group purchased Dennis Conner's Stars & Stripes '92 for use in promoting the challenge throughout the islands, and to serve as a training platform for crew members. David Pedrick was on the team that designed 1987 winner Stars & Stripes, a 12-meter, but has had less success with the new IACC-type boats.
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