AmericaOne New Zealand Chronicles:
Hauraki Winds Take a Holiday
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AUCKLAND, NZ - January 27, 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. Today's report is from AmericaOne team member and electronics specialist, Kevin Reeds:
Daily Report, January 27, 1999
Today the wind on the Hauraki Gulf was definitely on summer holiday. It was well after 2:00pm before we could even start one race against America True. By the time we finished, the wind had clocked around so that both boats finished flying jibs instead of spinnakers. Our crew work and team communications are improving everyday. Tomorrow more practice racing against America True. Go Atlanta Falcons!
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