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Through participation in the Whitbread Round the World Race, additional exposure will be leveraged for Paul Cayard and the AmericaOne Challenge for America's Cup XXX.



Cayard Wins as Skipper for Team EF;
Kostecki Sails for a Competitor

leg 5 finish America One Skipper and CEO Paul Cayard has won the 1997-98 Whitbread Round the World Race as skipper of EF Language, a Swedish entry. The crew roster and shore team included several members f the America One team. (Click on the photo to see a larger image.)

The Whitbread Race is the one of the most challenging sporting events ever conceived. A fleet of 60-foot sailboats embark on a punishing circumnavigation of the globe at breakneck speed. The first one home claims the laurels of victory.

AmericaOne tactician John Kostecki is sailing several of the race legs aboard Chessie Racing, which is based in Annapolis, Maryland.

The Whitbread Race began at Cowes, England, on September 21, 1997, and finished in Southampton, England, on May 24, 1998. The 32,000-mile ocean marathon consists of nine legs and includes stops in Cape Town, South Africa; Fremantle and Sydney, Australia; Auckland, New Zealand; São Sebastião, Brazil; Fort Lauderdale and Baltimore/Annapolis in the United States; and La Rochelle, France.

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