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September 26, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The executive director of the U.S. Yacht Racing Union, John Bonds, has rebuffed a request by would-be America's Cup defender Al Constantine to intervene with the San Diego Yacht Club, the America's Cup Organizing Committee and the New York State Supreme Court on his behalf.
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September 26, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The executive director of the U.S. Yacht Racing Union, John Bonds, has rebuffed a request by would-be America's Cup defender Al Constantine to intervene with the San Diego Yacht Club, the America's Cup Organizing Committee and the New York State Supreme Court on his behalf.
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September 25, 1991 | RICH ROBERTS
The executive director of the United States Yacht Racing Union has rebuffed a request by would-be America's Cup defender Al Constantine to intervene with the San Diego Yacht Club, the America's Cup Organizing Committee and the New York State Supreme Court on his behalf. John Bonds said, "It would take a huge change in policy for the union to interfere in a club activity. We don't have anything to do with (the Cup) except they use our rules."
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September 25, 1991 | RICH ROBERTS
The executive director of the United States Yacht Racing Union has rebuffed a request by would-be America's Cup defender Al Constantine to intervene with the San Diego Yacht Club, the America's Cup Organizing Committee and the New York State Supreme Court on his behalf. John Bonds said, "It would take a huge change in policy for the union to interfere in a club activity. We don't have anything to do with (the Cup) except they use our rules."
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June 29, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
America's Cup officials said a proposal by A.A. (Al) Constantine, president of Offshore Yachts in South Norwalk, Conn., to form a third defense syndicate for next year's trials off San Diego was refused because the group presented no organizational or business plans and has no plans for facilities and no sailing team other than Constantine. Constantine hoped to compete against Team Dennis Conner and Bill Koch's America-3 for the right to defend the Cup.
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July 1, 1991 | RICH ROBERTS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The new America's Cup economics have forced Great Britain's Port Pendennis syndicate--the second challenger this month--to withdraw from the 1992 competition at San Diego. Bengal Bay, one of two challengers from Japan, withdrew earlier. Now there are 10 challenge syndicates planning to compete next January. And some of them are shaky. For the last multination defense at Fremantle, Australia, in 1986-87 there were 13 challengers--including six from the United States--and five defense syndicates.
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March 30, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Dennis Conner, the U.S. yachtsman New Zealanders love to hate, today congratulated millionaire banker Michael Fay for the court victory that snatched the America's Cup from the San Diego Yacht Club. Lapsing into New Zealand slang, a tired Conner told Fay: "It's appropriate to say, 'Good on you, mate.' Congratulations, Michael, the team and New Zealand."
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July 5, 1991
Does Bill Koch really intend to drive his own boat in the America's Cup? A joke around San Diego is that just in case anyone has other ideas, Koch has had America-3's Jayhawk in the shed recently to remove one of the steering wheels. America's Cup boats are so wide--18 feet--that they have two steering wheels so the helmsman can steer from either side, but Koch's problem is that just because he owns the boat he thinks he should steer it himself.
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June 29, 1991 | KIM Q. BERKSHIRE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
So you want to enter the trials to defend the America's Cup . . . Does the expression "snowball's chance . . ." convey the message? Those weren't the exact words the America's Cup Organizing Committee used in its polite rejection of the Connecticut-based Independence Group's bid to form a defense syndicate for America's Cup 1992, but they were close.
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July 5, 1991 | RICH ROBERTS
Does Bill Koch really intend to drive his own boat in the America's Cup? A joke around San Diego is that just in case anyone has other ideas, Koch has had America-3's Jayhawk in the shed recently to remove one of the steering wheels. America's Cup boats are so wide--18 feet--that they have two steering wheels to enable the helmsman to steer from either side, but Koch's problem is that just because he owns the boat, he thinks he should steer it himself.
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