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AmericaOne New Zealand Chronicles:
We Are On A Roll

Daily Report - February 3, 2000-

Auckland, NZ

Everyone was keyed up this morning with the thoughts of winning another race against Prada. We're on a roll and don't want to stop. We left the dock at 10:15 AM to the loud medley of horns from the send off crowd. All of our weather boats were sent out in advance to start mapping the wind for our weather team. Unfortunately, the wind gods weren't co-operating. As our tow boat rounded North Head, we could see out to the Hauraki Gulf, it looked as calm and flat as a mill pond. AmericaOne, Prada, the Race Committee, partrol boats, and about two hundred other spectator boats drifted around until the race was finally cancelled. The max wind we saw all day was about three knots on the racecourse but our weather team was able to use the time to further hone in on our accuracy at predicting the shifts. We returned to the base to prepare for tomorrow when we'll go up against Prada again.

Don Anderson
AmericaOne Crew

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