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Stripes Beats N.Z. in First Race

January 13, 1987|Associated Press

FREMANTLE, Australia — Stars & Stripes led from start to finish in strong winds today and whipped New Zealand by 1 minute, 20 seconds to take a 1-0 lead in their best-of-seven America's Cup challenger final series.

The U.S. yacht ended a 28-race winning streak for New Zealand, whose two losses in 39 races both have been against Stars & Stripes.

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