AUCKLAND, NZ - January 13, 1999 - Stay tuned to the AmericaOne website as we post daily reports from the team as they begin an intensive two-month training program in New Zealand. Straight from the top, here are Paul Cayard's notes:
AmericaOne New Zealand Chronicles:
Day Two: R&R Means "Repair and Regroup"
Daily Report #2:
Late Monday afternoon we discovered a crack in one of our spreaders on the mast. Rather than risk anything we took the mast down early yesterday morning to make the repair. We also took the opportunity to repaint the deck of the boat to put more non-skid in the paint. The good news for us was that both yesterday, and especially today, the wind has been blowing too hard for sailing on the Hauraki Gulf. Both jobs are now complete, 24 hours later. The mast will be stepped later today when the wind dies down a bit.
Tomorrow we will begin a four day series of racing with AmericaTrue on the America's Cup race course. It is great to be racing on the course at the right time of the year, one year ahead of the event.
That's all for today!
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