AmericaOne New Zealand Chronicles:
AmericaOne Plans In-house Match Racing
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AUCKLAND, NZ - January 22, 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:
Daily Report, January 22, 1999
Strong wind on the track today. Only AmericaOne and Prada out. Prada went out at 07:30 A1 at 10:00. Both in at 15:00. Wind 20-25 knots. This was our first day in that much breeze with waves as the wind was from the east. We did a few laps around a 3 mile windward leeward course on our own to get sorted in that breeze. We have to be careful with these San Diego boats in the strong wind. Everything is geared to 12 knots. We learned a few things today.
Tomorrow is supposed to be strong, 20-30 knots. We are having an in house match race regatta with 2 MRX (Farr 37 footers). Should be entertaining and good practice.
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