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May 11, 1992 | RICH ROBERTS
John Folting, America's Cup race committee chairman for the San Diego Yacht Club, called the finish of the closest race in the history of the final Cup match--Il Moro di Venezia's three-second win over America 3 that evened the best-of-seven series at 1-1 Sunday. Folting was aboard the committee boat De Fever 43 at the far end of the finish line as the boats drifted past the anchored inflated buoy at the opposite pin end.
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October 14, 2010 | By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau
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January 16, 1992 | ALAN DROOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The America's Cup race management weathered a sucker punch Wednesday, trying to match the course to a sudden, erratic Santa Ana condition that sprang up in the morning. Terry Harper called the weather, and the problems it created, among the more unusual he's seen in San Diego. He speaks from experience: Harper, vice president of race management for the America's Cup Organizing Committee, has been involved in competitive yachting more than 20 years.
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March 1, 2003 | From Associated Press
Switzerland's pursuit of nautical history will have to wait. Race 5 of the America's Cup was postponed today (Friday afternoon, Pacific time) because of light wind on the uncooperative Hauraki Gulf. It was the seventh postponement in the best-of-nine series, which Alinghi leads, 4-0. The forecast called for wind of seven to 12 knots from the northeast, but it was down to four knots during much of a two-hour delay, with an occasional breeze of seven knots.
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February 19, 2000 | Associated Press
After waiting nearly five years to watch its beloved Black Magic defend the America's Cup, Auckland held its breath. Literally. Race One of the best-of-nine series between Black Magic and Italy's Luna Rossa was postponed today because the unpredictable wind on Hauraki Gulf dropped to practically nothing. The race committee will try again Sunday to get in the first race, although the forecast again calls for light wind.
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April 24, 1993 | ROGER TEFFT
Dennis Conner's 60-foot soft sail catamaran Stars & Stripes averaged 14.6 knots over the first 95 miles of the Newport Ocean Sailing Assn.'s 46th annual Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race before the light south-southwesterly breezes shut down for the night Friday. Conner, who logged a record elapsed time for the course in 1991 aboard Stars & Stripes in 9 hours 7 minutes 48 seconds, was spotted by the NOSA race committee off Rosarito Beach at 6:30 p.m. with 30 miles to go.
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June 20, 1986 | ALMON LOCKABEY
A total of 51 International Offshore Rule yachts swapped tacks and jibes over the ocean between Long Beach and Los Angeles Harbor Thursday in the first race of Long Beach Yacht Club's Race Week. But it all may go for naught. Because of confusion over the location of a mark due to a shortening of the course, several protests were lodged against the race committee, which worked late into the night trying to decide whether to throw out the race or to settle on a fair distance of the course.
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August 31, 1986 | DAN BYRNE, Dan Byrne, a former news editor for The Times, was among the 10 finishers of the first BOC Challenge aboard his 40-foot sailboat, Fantasy.
American hopes of winning the solo around-the-world sailing race were dealt a severe blow Saturday when Thursday's Child was forced to withdraw after a collision at the start of the race. The boat's rudder was smashed and the steering cables were severly damaged. Thursday's Child, skippered by Warren Luhrs, 41, of Alachua, Fla., was hit in the stern by another competitor, Ecureuil d'Aquataine, of France.
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January 31, 1987 | ALMON LOCKABEY
The America's Cup defense began today in Fremantle, Australia, but dinghy sailors in Southern California had other trophies on their minds. Skippers of undecked dinghies up to and including 16 feet will be competing today and Sunday for the E. E. Manning Trophy. One of the oldest sailing awards in Southern California, it dates back to 1935. The host club will be Alamitos Bay Yacht Club of Long Beach, whose skippers have won it more times than any other club.
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December 19, 1990 | RICH ROBERTS
The American sailors leading the Little America's Cup best-of-seven semifinal 1-0 say they will protest their French rivals if they try to continue the series today with a rebuilt rig manufactured in Australia. The competition at McCrae, Australia, near Melbourne, is for 25-foot C Class catamarans with hard, fixed-shape sails. The French boat OTIP's revolutionary see-saw wing broke in two when the boat pitch-poled in Monday's second race.
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February 20, 2003 | From Associated Press
Race 4 of the America's Cup was postponed today because of light, shifting winds, but not before Alinghi of Switzerland had a little fun with the race committee. The race is now scheduled for Saturday (Friday PST), with Alinghi holding a 3-0 lead over two-time defending champion Team New Zealand in the best-of-nine series. At times there was enough wind for the race to be held, but it was shifting too wildly to start a fair race.
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April 26, 1998 | RICH ROBERTS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Records, a rescue and a shipwreck spawned by steady following winds . . . the 51st and fastest Newport-to-Ensenada international yacht race had it all. Roy Disney's Pyewacket from Los Angeles Yacht Club followed Steve Fossett's 60-foot catamaran Stars & Stripes into the books by beating the mark for monohulls.
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April 30, 1994 | RICH ROBERTS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It was a good idea, Lanee Butler thought. She would jump on her sailboard and join the 47th Newport-Ensenada International Yacht Race to promote her Olympic campaign. A noble idea. She would donate some of the proceeds to the Surfrider Foundation for cleaner oceans. If Lanee had known then what she knows now. . . . "It wasn't what I expected," she said. "I expected--gosh, I don't know. It was much harder than I'd ever dreamed of, and not only for me but for the guys in my support boat."
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April 24, 1993 | ROGER TEFFT
Dennis Conner's 60-foot soft sail catamaran Stars & Stripes averaged 14.6 knots over the first 95 miles of the Newport Ocean Sailing Assn.'s 46th annual Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race before the light south-southwesterly breezes shut down for the night Friday. Conner, who logged a record elapsed time for the course in 1991 aboard Stars & Stripes in 9 hours 7 minutes 48 seconds, was spotted by the NOSA race committee off Rosarito Beach at 6:30 p.m. with 30 miles to go.
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August 19, 1992 | RICH ROBERTS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The officials and Chris Dickson ruined Peter Gilmour's perfect day, but it was so much better than any of his days at the America's Cup that he was more than happy to settle for it. Because of a race committee error, the former Spirit of Australia skipper finished the first day of the Mazda World Championship of Match Race Sailing at Long Beach Tuesday tied with New Zealand's Dickson and San Diego's Paul Cayard at 3-1 instead of alone at 4-0.
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August 13, 1992 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The green flag dropped Wednesday for Chris Pook and his Del Mar Race Management team, which seeks to move the Vons Grand Prix of San Diego downtown. The city's Public Facilities and Recreation Committee voted unanimously to move forward with a proposed contract between Pook and the city manager's office that would move the race from its site on the Del Mar Fairgrounds to a location that would have the San Diego Convention Center as its centerpiece.
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April 20, 1992 | RICH ROBERTS
There will be no defenders race Tuesday, a scheduled lay day, although it might be necessary to make up the race that was abandoned Saturday when the wind died with America 3 leading Stars & Stripes. Two World War II-vintage B-25s will be launched from the aircraft carrier Ranger in the vicinity of the race course off Point Loma to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Gen. Jimmy Doolittle's raid on Tokyo. Sixteen of the twin-engined Billy Mitchell bombers flew from the carrier Hornet.
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May 11, 1992 | RICH ROBERTS
John Folting, America's Cup race committee chairman for the San Diego Yacht Club, called the finish of the closest race in the history of the final Cup match--Il Moro di Venezia's three-second win over America 3 that evened the best-of-seven series at 1-1 Sunday. Folting was aboard the committee boat De Fever 43 at the far end of the finish line as the boats drifted past the anchored inflated buoy at the opposite pin end.
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