AUCKLAND, NZ - January 17, 1999 - Stay tuned to the AmericaOne website as we post reports from the team as they begin an intensive two-month training program in New Zealand. Straight from the top, here is Paul Cayard's report:
AmericaOne New Zealand Chronicles:
Day Four: Auckland Breezes Continue to Test IACC Yachts
Daily Report, January 17, 1999
No sailing today. Very light and fluky winds over the entire area as a low pressure system passed over us last night and then migrated back over us this morning. It should finish up back running over us again tomorrow and then off to the east and out of here. We have had severe thunder, several lightening strikes on buildings, power outages, etc. It rained 3 inches in one hour last night around 2030 and there was some local flooding.
Bob, John and I had a big day working through several meetings we needed to have. Crew, meteorology, and a design meeting with Bruce Nelson were all tackled. The crew reviewed some videos of racing in the semi finals of last America's Cup and got half the day off.
Tomorrow is questionable again due to the pestering low. Hopefully we will be able to sail and we are scheduled to go with True again. So, Gym at 06:00, briefing at 08:00, sailing at 10:00 back at 17:00 home at 19:30, call it a day.
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