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AmericaOne Report 12/14/99
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SIX FINALIST FOR THE SEMI-FINALS

For Immediate Release

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, December 15, 1999 - Four matches were sailed today, and only two were started. Young America and Le Defi both sailed the course alone for their wins. Dennis Conner sailed on Stars & Stripes for the first time in Round Robin 3 losing a close match to Bravo España. Idaten continued to impress with another win, this time beating Abracadabra. Le Defi was rewarded for winning seven consecutive matches in Round Robin 3 of the Louis Vuitton Cup. Today, the French sailed around the course safely and confirmed the last Semi-Final position. AmericaOne had its scheduled BYE for today and took the opportunity to practice on the Hauraki Gulf with its two boats.

The six teams who have officially qualified for the Semi-finals are the following:
- AmericaOne
- America True
- Le Defi
- Nippon Challenge
- Team Dennis Conner
- Team Prada

Racing will commence on 2 January 2000; ten racing days are scheduled through to January 11, 2000; each challenger will have previous point scores erased at the start the series and will race each other twice; each win is worth one point; the warning signal (10 minutes before the start) will not be made before 13.05 local time daily.

Final Scores To Date:
Prada / 109 points
Nippon Challenge / 101.5 points
America True / 101 points
AmericaOne / 99 points*
Stars & Stripes / 81.5 points
Le Defi Francais / 77 points
Young America / 60 points
Spanish Challenge / 53 points
Abracadabra 2000 / 43 points
Young Australia / 18 points
FAST2000 / 8 points**

* AmericaOne had a BYE today.
**FAST2000 has withdrawn from the Louis Vuitton Cup.

Other Finishes:
The Spanish Challenge beat Stars & Stripes - Delta 00:35
Nippon Challenge beat Abracadabra – Delta 00:42
Le Defi beat America True/AMERICA TRUE DID NOT START
Young America beat Young Australia/ YOUNG AUSTRALIA DID NOT START
Prada beat FAST2000/FAST2000 HAS WITHDRAWN FROM THE RACE

OVERALL POINTS SHEET

PRADA - 109 total pts
Round Robin 1: wins 10 / losses 0 / pts 10 (1 pt per win)
Round Robin 2: wins 9 / losses 1 / pts 36 (4 pts per win)
Round Robin 3: wins 7 / losses 2 / pts 63 (9 pts per win)

NIPPON CHALLENGE - 101.5 total pts
Round Robin 1: wins 6 / losses 4 / pts 5,5 (1 pt per win)
Round Robin 2: wins 6 / losses 4 / pts 24 (4 pts per win)
Round Robin 3: wins 8 / losses 2 / pts 72 (9 pts per win)

AMERICA TRUE - 101 total pts
Round Robin 1: wins 6 / losses 4 / pts 6 (1 pt per win)
Round Robin 2: wins 8 / losses 2 / pts 32 (4 pts per win)
Round Robin 3: wins 7 / losses 3 / pts 63 (9 pts per win)

AMERICAONE - 99 total pts
Round Robin 1: wins 8 / losses 2 / pts 8 (1 pt per win)
Round Robin 2: wins 7 / losses 3 / pts 28 (4 pts per win)
Round Robin 3: wins 7 / losses 3 / pts 63 (9 pts per win)

TEAM DENNIS CONNER - 81.5 total pts
Round Robin 1: wins 5 / losses 5 / pts 4,5 (1 pt per win)
Round Robin 2: wins 8 / losses 2 / pts 32 (4 pts per win)
Round Robin 3: wins 5 / losses 4 / pts 45 (9 pts per win)

LE DEFI - 77 total pts
Round Robin 1: wins 2 / losses 8 / pts 2 (1 pt per win)
Round Robin 2: wins 3 / losses 7 / pts 12 (4 pts per win)
Round Robin 3: wins 7 / losses 2 / pts 63 (9 pts per win)*

YOUNG AMERICA - 60 total pts
Round Robin 1: wins 8 / losses 2 / pts 8 (1 pt per win)
Round Robin 2: wins 4 / losses 6 / pts 16 (4 pts per win)
Round Robin 3: wins 4 / losses 5 / pts 36 (9 pts per win)*

SPANISH CHALLENGE - 53 total pts
Round Robin 1: wins 5 / losses 5 / pts 5 (1 pt per win)
Round Robin 2: wins 3 / losses 7 / pts 12 (4 pts per win)
Round Robin 3: wins 4 / losses 6 / pts 36 (9 pts per win)

ABRACADABRA 2000 - 43 total pts
Round Robin 1: wins 4 / losses 6 / pts 4 (1 pt per win)
Round Robin 2: wins 3 / losses 7 / pts 12 (4 pts per win)
Round Robin 3: wins 3 / losses 7 / pts 27 (9 pts per win)

YOUNG AUSTRALIA 2000 - 18 total pts
Round Robin 1: wins 1 / losses 9 / pts 1 (1 pt per win)
Round Robin 2: wins 2 / losses 8 / pts 8 (4 pts per win)
Round Robin 3: wins 1 / losses 9 / pts 9 (9 pts per win)

FAST 2000 - 8 total pts
Round Robin 1: wins 0 / losses 10 / pts 0 (1 pt per win)
Round Robin 2: wins 2 / losses 8 / pts 8 (4 pts per win)
Round Robin 3: wins 0 / losses 9 / pts 0 (9 pts per win)

*Le Defi and Young America have one race to sail.

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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