December 16, 1987
The pot continued to simmer on the America's Cup scene Tuesday. In San Diego, Malin Burnham, president of Sail America, and Michael Fay, New Zealand merchant banker who has challenged the Americans to sail for the cup in 90-foot boats next fall, met at the San Diego Yacht Club. And in Toronto, the Canadian syndicate that has been planning to sail for the Cup in 1991 filed a new challenge to race a 90-foot boat in 1988.
April 4, 1987 |
I had a nice lunch Thursday at the Hall of Champions in Balboa Park. It was French food, typically hard to identify but delicious nevertheless. The folks at the Hall of Champions hope to make this a monthly affair, an opportunity for Joe and Jo Public to sit down and listen to a topical speaker. For example, they had Eugene V. Klein, noted author, in March and hope to have Larry Bowa, rookie Padre manager, in May.
October 25, 1986 |
Malin Burnham had a sheepish, almost guilty, smile on his face. He looked the way I look when a freckle-faced 9-year-old in pigtails stands at the front door selling Girl Scout cookies, and I have already ordered 22 boxes. However, in Burnham's case, he was selling rather than buying. The occasion was a news conference at the Hotel Inter-Continental, a gathering to hear Burnham and Dennis Conner report on the America's Cup challenge series in Fremantle, Australia.
December 30, 1986 |
Peter Isler cast his eyes skyward to the small, dark clouds rolling over the shore, the sign of what he called a "gradient breeze," in contrast to a sea breeze, which is more consistent. "Our weather people had prepared us with two scenarios," said Isler, who is Dennis Conner's navigator on Stars & Stripes. "The main thing was the shifts, and Dennis played them well." Isler called them 15-degree shifts.
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March 17, 1985 |
A group of prominent San Diego businessmen has met with Mayor Roger Hedgecock and Dist. Atty. Edwin L. Miller, hoping to fashion a plea bargain whereby Hedgecock would resign and the city be spared a second felony trial of its mayor. Baseball executive Ballard Smith, banker Murray Galinson and businessman Malin Burnham met with both Hedgecock and Miller on Wednesday to broach the subject of a prospective plea bargain, Burnham said.
May 15, 1987 |
Everything seems to be falling into place for Sail America. At about the same time that the Hawaii state legislature was committing $60 million to develop America's Cup facilities for 1990-91, the San Diego Unified Port District was promising "to do whatever it takes" to hold the defense in San Diego. "We are prepared to spend whatever Hawaii spends and more," said Dan Larsen, vice president for facilities.