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America One Long Beach Chronicles:
Transformation at San Pedro is Amazing

LONG BEACH, CA - July 22, 1999 - Training has started in Long Beach and will continue until the end of August. For daily reports on activities ashore and afloat, visit this site daily for news, commentary and photographs.

Daily Report, July 22, 1999

The transformation that has taken place here at our San Pedro facility over the last three months is amazing. I arrived on May 1, to an empty dock. We now have offices, workshops, a locker and crew room, a 300-ton capacity hydrocrane, sail loft, docks, a sponsorship showcase tent, three rigid inflatable support boats, a 60-foot tender, and last but not least, two America's Cup boats in the water.

The population of our base has grown proportionately with the capital improvements. We now have 40 people on site, comprising office, shore, design, and sailing teams.

The amazing thing is that five weeks from now, we pack everything up and ship it down to Auckland in time for the start of the October trials. But in the meantime, we're doing our best to make USA 49 the best America's Cup boat in the world.

Stay tuned......
Don Anderson
Shore Team
AmericaOneSailing Team

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AmericaOne is dedicated to recapturing the America’s Cup by applying U.S. technology in computer equipment, aerodynamics, hydrodynamics, sail design, naval architecture and structural engineering to America's Cup sailboat design. Technology partners include Hewlett-Packard Company, Bellcore/SAIC and Ford Motor Company/Visteon. The AmericaOne team is comprised of 43 professionals, including 30 members of the design team actively working on the research and design of its sailboats. Operating since June 1, 1996, AmericaOne is the challenger on behalf of San Francisco’s St. Francis Yacht Club.

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