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AmericaOne New Zealand Chronicles:
IACC Yachts Continue to Provide Thrills Down Under

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AUCKLAND, NZ - January 28, 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 none other than skipper Paul Cayard:

Daily Report, January 28, 1999

A windy day at trhe office today. 20-27 knots on the track. Prada raced with their two boats, Team New Zealand tested for about 1.5 hours and we did a few laps around the track by ourselves to get our crew work sorted a bit more. It was really very nice sailing. It is just a bit tricky sailing boats that were designed and built for San Diego conditions when it gets windy and rough. We did a nice job of it, not breaking anything and getting a few valuable hours in in conditions that we will definitely have to race in come October.

Supposed to be as much or more tomorrow. Could be another day of in house Match Racing with the MRX's.

Off to Bucklands Beach Yacht Club for a bar-b-q. Bucklands Beach has been very friendly to the challengers, running races for us and True and being a tender for Prada when theirs breaks down.

-- Paul Cayard

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