AmericaOne New Zealand Chronicles:
A Day Off -- And Paul Cayard Speaks At American Chamber of Commerce Luncheon
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AUCKLAND, NZ - February 22, 1999 - Stay tuned to the AmericaOne website as we post reports from the team during its intensive two-month training program in Auckland, New Zealand.
Daily Report, February 22, 1999
After a full week of sailing, the AmericaOne crew enjoyed Monday off.
This is the last week of our two month-training session here in Auckland. We have been joined by members of the US press, and representatives of our sponsors. Last night we enjoyed a barbecue in our Opera House with our guests. The Opera House has provided us with a unique way to entertain within our compound, yet feel like we are in an expensive restaurant with a breathtaking view of downtown Auckland.
For some of the AmericaOne crew and guests, today was an opportunity to meet the local business men and women of New Zealand. AmCham sponsored a luncheon at the Carleton Hotel for these business leaders and for us. AmCham, The American Chamber of Commerce in New Zealand is the leading voice of business representing New Zealand and US companies trading in the Asia-Pacific region.
For lunch we enjoyed Moroccan salads, and fresh salmon fillets. Skipper Paul Cayard was the guest speaker. He spoke of the importance of sponsorship for our sport. He also emphasized the need to give back to the sponsors in a way that they get the most for their investments.
Tomorrow we get back to sailing. Hopefully our meteorologist Clouds Badham will provide us with a good day of weather.
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