AmericaOne Report

OLYMPIC UpDate

07/07/00

Link to Gavin's BioNew Zealand' s Olympic Yachting squad is now complete with today's inclusion of America' s Cup sailors Gavin Brady & Jamie Gale in the Star class and Peter Fox in the Laser for the Sydney Olympic Games beginning in September.

Brady and Gale ensured New Zealand' s place in the Star class at the Sydney Games when they finished 7th (and within the specified Olympic qualification cut-off) at the 2000 Star World Championships in Annapolis, Maryland in May. Brady is rated as one of the world' s best keelboat helmsmen and match racing skippers. He has competed in two America' s Cup campaigns, firstly with Chris Dickson' s Tag Heuer team in 1995 and then with Paul Cayard' s AmericaOne syndicate this year. Gale has just completed this third America' s Cup campaign. In 1992 and 1995 he sailed for New Zealand and most recently with Ed Baird' s Young America Challenge for the New York Yacht Club. Gale will be competing at his second Olympic Games having sailed in the Soling class at Atlanta in 1996 with Kelvin Harrap and Sean Clarkson, finishing 14th. - ISAF website,
http://www.sailing.org/today/whatsnew.html

 

About AmericaOne

AmericaOne was the USA's leading challenger for the America's Cup 2000. The team competed in Auckland, New Zealand for the Louis Vuitton Cup and the right to challenge New Zealand for the America's Cup in February 2000. AmericaOne built two boats based on four years of technology development and innovation. Top level technology partners are Hewlett-Packard Company, Network Solutions, Telcordia Technologies, SAIC, Ford Motor Company/Visteon and United Technologies Corp. AmericaOne represents San Francisco's St. Francis Yacht Club.

For further additional information on AmericaOne, please contact:

Gina von Esmarch
E-mail: gvonesmarch@americaone.org
Phone: (415) 474-3425
Fax: (415) 474-3571

Jennifer McHugh
Email: jmchugh@americaone.org
Phone: (415) 474-3425
Fax: (415) 474-3571