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June 1, 1989 | From Times wire services
America's Cup hopefuls called today for the next challenge to be held early in 1992, whatever the outcome of a bitter legal wrangle over yachting's most coveted trophy. A total of 19 challengers made the call after meeting in Auckland, site for the next Cup regatta if New Zealand wins a New York court battle with the San Diego Yacht Club. "The challengers are very firmly determined in their opinion that the next challenge should be held early in 1992," Stan Reid of the Royal Perth Yacht Club told a news conference.
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SPORTS
June 1, 1989 | From Times wire services
America's Cup hopefuls called today for the next challenge to be held early in 1992, whatever the outcome of a bitter legal wrangle over yachting's most coveted trophy. A total of 19 challengers made the call after meeting in Auckland, site for the next Cup regatta if New Zealand wins a New York court battle with the San Diego Yacht Club. "The challengers are very firmly determined in their opinion that the next challenge should be held early in 1992," Stan Reid of the Royal Perth Yacht Club told a news conference.
SPORTS
November 2, 1987
Eighteen challengers representing 10 countries have applied to compete in the 1991 America's Cup, to be held in the Pacific Ocean off San Diego, it was announced in San Diego Sunday. Entry forms were received by the Saturday deadline from five Australian yacht clubs, three Japanese clubs, three from France and one each from England, West Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Italy, Canada and Spain. A $25,000 application fee accompanied each form.
NEWS
November 13, 1986 | DAVID NELSON
The Fremantle Doctor filled out a winning prescription for Dennis Conner and his Stars & Stripes in Sunday's spirited sail against French Kiss, one of the two French America's Cup entrants. The Fremantle Doctor is the local name for the fierce winds that roar in from the Indian Ocean to cool this hot land in summer. Because these winds also sweep away the bothersome black flies that Perth residents claim were bred by the devil himself, they are "just what the doctor ordered."
SPORTS
January 4, 1987 | RICH ROBERTS, Times Staff Writer
The hand-to-mouth Sydney entry gave this America's Cup a built-in joke from the beginning. A crewman from the rival powerhouse Alan Bond syndicate said: "I'd rather be brown bread than sail on a boat with a name like that." On its first day out for a test sail in Sydney harbor, in full view of the famous bridge and opera house, the 12-meter rammed its tender.
NEWS
January 26, 1987 | Associated Press
Kookaburra III, a winner in the defenders final, was selected today to defend the America's Cup for Australia, ending days of speed trials. Kookaburra III was picked by the Royal Perth Yacht Club race committee over stablemate Kookaburra II and will meet America's Stars & Stripes in the best-of-seven series starting Jan. 31. Speed trials plus computer analysis determined the final selection.
NEWS
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.
SPORTS
November 2, 1987
Eighteen challengers representing 10 countries have applied to compete in the 1991 America's Cup, to be held in the Pacific Ocean off San Diego, it was announced in San Diego Sunday. Entry forms were received by the Saturday deadline from five Australian yacht clubs, three Japanese clubs, three from France and one each from England, West Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Italy, Canada and Spain. A $25,000 application fee accompanied each form.
NEWS
November 13, 1986 | DAVID NELSON
The Fremantle Doctor filled out a winning prescription for Dennis Conner and his Stars & Stripes in Sunday's spirited sail against French Kiss, one of the two French America's Cup entrants. The Fremantle Doctor is the local name for the fierce winds that roar in from the Indian Ocean to cool this hot land in summer. Because these winds also sweep away the bothersome black flies that Perth residents claim were bred by the devil himself, they are "just what the doctor ordered."
SPORTS
January 9, 1989
Dr. Stanley Reid of Australia's Royal Perth Yacht Club, the Challenger of Record for America's Cup XXVIII, announced an agreement Sunday at San Diego on a proposal to replace the 12-meter yachts. The Challenger of Record, representing 25 challengers for the America's Cup, said the new class of boat will be 75 feet on the waterline, 102 feet high, with an 18-foot beam, 13-feet draft and a displacement weight of between 16,000 and 25,000 kilos.
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