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AmericaOne Report 11/12/99
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RACES POSTPONED UNTIL SATURDAY

For Immediate Release

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND-

Due to excessive winds earlier today, the Race Committee postponed the fifth race of Round Robin 2 for the Louis Vuitton Cup until tomorrow (Saturday 13 November). Gusts of 40 knots were predicted this afternoon with heavy rain squalls. Tomorrow the wind should decrease to 15 knots. Young America was scheduled to race their second boat USA 58 today, and Nippon Challenge managed to set up a new mast last night (their boat JPN 44 dismasted yesterday during the race against AmericaOne). AmericaOne was scheduled for a BYE today.

FINAL SCORES TO DATE:
Prada /22 points
AmericaOne /20 points
Young America /16 points*
America True /14 points
Nippon Challenge /13.5 points
Stars & Stripes /12.5 points
Abracadabra 2000 /12 points
Spanish Challenge /9 points**
FAST2000 /8 points
Le Defi Francais /6 points
Young Australia /1 point

* Young America was penalized one race
**Bravo Espana had a BYE

THE RACING TOMORROW - RACE 5 of Round Robin 2:
1st Match Prada Challenge vs Spanish Challenge
2nd Match Team Dennis Conner vs Nippon Challenge
3rd Match Le Defi vs Young America
4th Match America True vs Abracadabra 2000
5th Match Young Australia 2000 vs FAST2000
BYE: AmericaOne ###

About AmericaOne
AmericaOne is one of the leading challengers for America's Cup 2000. The team is currently competing 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 has built two boats based on four years of technology development and innovation. The top level technology partners are Hewlett-Packard Company, Telcordia Technologies/SAIC, Ford Motor Company/Visteon and United Technologies Corp. AmericaOne represents San Francisco's St. Francis Yacht Club. To learn more about the team visit: www.americaone.org.

For further information on AmericaOne, please contact: Gina von Esmarch E-mail: gvonesmarch@americaone.org / Phone: + 64 9 359 9246/Fax: + 64 9 359 9262 # # #

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