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Louis Viutton Cup Report 11/05/99
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Aussies Choose New Boat For Second Round Robin

5 Nov-1999 16:51 (NZ)

The 11 America’s Cup challenging teams racing for the Louis Vuitton Cup today announced the boats they will race in Round Robin Two which starts tomorrow. All, with the exception of Australia, will compete with the same boats they sailed in Round Robin One.

Young Australia 2000 chose to sail its newly-acquired oneAustralia (AUS-31), following a ruling by the America’s Cup Arbitration Panel today that approved the Aussie’s move to take over the charter of the boat from San Francisco’s AmericaOne syndicate. The Panel’s decision only covers Round Robin Two.

The Nippon Challenge will again sail with Asura (JPN-44), keeping its Idaten (JPN-52) in reserve. Italy’s Prada Challenge will go with Luna Rossa (ITA-45), while Luna Rossa (ITA-48) will stay ashore. The New York Yacht Club’s Young America syndicate will return to racing with its Young America (USA-53), while keeping Young America (USA-58) in reserve. Hawaii’s Abracadabra 2000 syndicate will race its second boat, Abracadabra 2000 (USA-54), while its predecessor USA-50 remains at the base. The St. Francis Yacht Club’s AmericaOne syndicate will race AmericaOne (USA-49). It is still awaiting delivery of its new boat USA-61.

The remaining five syndicates are all one-boat campaigns and will race the same boats as last time. France’s Le Défi Bouygues Telecom-Transiciel will sail its Le Défi (FRA 46) and the Spanish Challenge will race Bravo España (ESP 47). The San Francisco-based America True syndicate will race America True (USA-51) and San Diego’s Stars & Stripes syndicate will race Stars & Stripes (USA-55). The Swiss FAST 2000 syndicate will return to the racecourse with be hAPpy (SUI-59).

For more information, Visit the Louis Vuitton Cup web site.


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