March 8, 1992 |
Without a bowsprit after a jury's ruling, New Zealand altered its technique for settingsails, but the Kiwis also made several uncommon errors in losing to France by 1 minute 21 seconds Saturday. Skipper Rod Davis said: "We didn't have a good day today, but that wasn't because of the bowsprit. The bowsprit really affected only one thing. I had a problem with the starting line. We were over (early) by about the length of the bowsprit."
March 15, 1991 |
Two days of windy competition has sorted out the bare-knuckle sailors from the polite crowd in the 27th Congressional Cup match-racing event at Long Beach. The top three in the standings are all from New Zealand--defending champion Chris Dickson and Russell Coutts at 6-0, and three-time winner Rod Davis, an American expatriate, at 5-1. As the top-seeded sailors, they will compete among themselves today, with sailoffs to determine the champion Saturday.
May 10, 1991 |
With Dennis Conner in New York pitching for sponsors, the first International America's Cup Class World Championship officially has been reduced to what most suspected it was all along. "This, after all, is just a practice regatta," said Tom Ehman, executive vice president and general manager of the America's Cup Organizing Committee that is staging the event as a prelude to the Cup defense in 1992.
March 15, 1986 |
A foreign sailor has never won the Congressional Cup, and Ireland's Harold Cudmore has been trying longer than any. He's been in seven of the 22 events, but the only time he came close to winning was on St. Patrick's Day two years ago when he took champion Dave Perry all the way into the protest room after the last race, only to lose again. But this may be the year for a foreigner to break through, and Cudmore could be the one. "Why not?"
March 9, 1994 |
Is this the 30th Congressional Cup or musical chairs at the United Nations? One of 11 events on sailing's Omega World Match Racing circuit starts at Long Beach today with a fleet of 10 skippers representing five countries, but it isn't that simple. Second-ranked Rod Davis, the defending champion and only four-time winner, is a dual citizen of the U.S.
January 26, 1992 |
A red boat has never won the America's Cup, but there never have been red ones like Il Moro di Venezia and New Zealand. The two strongest challengers will meet for the first time today after impressive tuneup victories in the Louis Vuitton Cup trials Saturday.
March 27, 1992 |
Rose-colored sunglasses, white sun block on his face and stars-and-stripes shorts--that youthful look of success and $100 million may get Terry Hutchinson to the next America's Cup. The 23-year-old sailmaker from Traverse City, Mich., took the first big step by beating two Cup competitors in Thursday's sailoffs for the 28th Congressional Cup at Long Beach.
February 17, 1992 |
Stars & Stripes crashed into America 3, New Zealand collided with Spirit of Australia, and Ville de Paris' crew spent one leg patching its spinnaker pole with duct tape. It was that kind of day in the America's Cup Sunday. Repairs didn't do the French (5-3) any good. They already trailed Chris Dickson's Nippon (7-1) and lost the featured race on the first day of the second round of the challenger trials by one minute 42 seconds.
April 26, 1985 |
American and Italian crews that hope to challenge Australia for the America's Cup at Perth in early 1987 will test their prospects off Long Beach this weekend. Rod Davis of the Eagle syndicate, from the Newport Harbor Yacht Club, will sail the test boat Magic against Yacht Club Italiano's Victory '83, winner of the 12-meter world championships in Sardinia last year.