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America's Cup 1987 : A Capsule Look At The America's Cup Finalists

January 30, 1987

Stars & Stripes

Skipper: Dennis Conner.

Tactician: Tom Whidden.

Designer: Britton Chance, Jr.; Bruce Nelson; Dave Pedrick; John Marshall.

Sponsor: San Diego Yacht Club.

Sail No.: us55.

Elimination series record: 27-7.

Reached Challenger Final: 4-0 sweep of USA.

Reached America's Cup Final: 4-1 win over New Zealand.

Kookaburra III

Skipper: Iain Murray.

Tactician: Ian Burnes.

Designer: Iain Murray.

Sponsor: Royal Perth Yacht Club.

Sail No.: ka15.

Defender series record: 28-12.

Reached America's Cup Final: 5-0 sweep of Australia IV.

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