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AmericaOne Purchases IACC Boat

Il Moro di Venezia SAN FRANCISCO, California (May 30, 1997) — AmericaOne, the St. Francis Yacht Club's challenger for the 2000 America's Cup, announced today the purchase of an International America's Cup Class (IACC) boat. The boat, Il Moro V, was built for the Italian America's Cup team, Il Moro di Venezia, and competed in the 1992 America's Cup challenge. (Click on the images to see larger photos.)

Il Moro di Venezia With Paul Cayard as skipper, Il Moro defeated all other challengers to win the Louis Vuitton Cup and went on to race in the America's Cup match against Bill Koch's America³.

AmericaOne skipper and CEO Paul Cayard said, "Sailing the first America's cup class yacht to come through the Golden Gate will be an exciting milestone for AmericaOne. The fact that this is the boat I sailed in the America's Cup finals in 1992, adds special meaning for me."

Beginning this summer, AmericaOne will use the boat for a full program of corporate team building, client entertainment, and supporter hospitality activities, which form part of our sponsorship packages. The boat will also be used for crew tryouts and training, starting in June 1998.

AmericaOne is dedicated to recapturing the America's Cup through a commitment to excellence, utilizing the power of home-grown technology. Formally launched June 1, 1996, the AmericaOne team is comprised of twenty-five people actively working in design/technology, operations, sailing, marketing, and media and public relations.



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