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AmericaOne Report 10/27/99
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Boats Sail Unopposed on Strange Morning

For Immediate Release

Press release no. 15 27 October 1999

A long delay, and then a strange morning of racing in the Louis Vuitton Cup. First, Race Director Vince Cooke delayed racing as winds hovered in the 20-22 knot range. During the delay, Young America suffered damage, and retreated back to base for repairs, requesting and getting a 45-minute delay. The schedule was already sparse, as races involving AmericaOne were postponed until Thursday, and both the Swiss and French teams gave notice that they would forfeit their matches today.

At the conclusion of all the postponements, first Nippon, and then America True requested and were granted, short delays. As Young America could not make it back to the course on time, Stars & Stripes started unopposed, as did Luna Rossa and Bravo España on the next start. Finally, America True and Nippon started in the only real race of the morning.

For more information, visit the Louis Vuitton Cup website at http://www.louisvuittoncup.com or contact Bruno Troublé, Marcus Hutchinson or Keith Taylor on (+64 9) 359 1200.

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