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June 7, 1989
The U.S. government impounded the catamaran used by Dennis Conner in last year's America's Cup races after creditors filed a suit against the Sail America Foundation. Several containers of property belonging to Sail America were seized in response to a suit filed over a debt of about $225,000. The latest suit against Sail America, which managed the cup defense for the San Diego Yacht Club, was filed by North Sails Group, Inc. Stickers saying "U.S. Government Property" were posted on the containers stored at a yard about 10 miles from the site of last September's races.
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June 7, 1989
The U.S. government impounded the catamaran used by Dennis Conner in last year's America's Cup races after creditors filed a suit against the Sail America Foundation. Several containers of property belonging to Sail America were seized in response to a suit filed over a debt of about $225,000. The latest suit against Sail America, which managed the cup defense for the San Diego Yacht Club, was filed by North Sails Group, Inc. Stickers saying "U.S. Government Property" were posted on the containers stored at a yard about 10 miles from the site of last September's races.
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SPORTS
February 10, 1988
New Zealand's Michael Fay rejected the Sail America Foundation's plans to stage the America's Cup off Long Beach in September and insisted that the races be held in San Diego. "The real reason for this announcement by Sail America is to put the challenger at a disadvantage," Fay said from Auckland. "It is consistent with their previously declared intent to 'jimmy the rules,' disregard the Deed of Gift and try to guarantee themselves a victory."
NEWS
March 29, 1989 | ARMANDO ACUNA and RICH ROBERTS, Times Staff Writers
In an unprecedented ruling, a judge Tuesday said that Dennis Conner and the San Diego Yacht Club, in winning the America's Cup sailing race last year, violated the spirit of fair competition called for in the rules. The judge stripped the San Diego club of the trophy and awarded it to New Zealand.
SPORTS
February 26, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Sail America Foundation said Thursday there is no objection in allowing other nations to challenge New Zealand for the right to compete for the America's Cup. In a New York court hearing Wednesday, attorneys for the defenders of the cup said they would not object if a syndicate other than Michael Fay's New Zealand Challenge raced on behalf of the Kiwis off Long Beach this fall.
SPORTS
March 10, 1988 | RICH ROBERTS, Times Staff Writer
The San Diego Yacht Club and the Sail America Foundation will spend the next several days considering New Zealand's offer to postpone the America's Cup competition from September on San Pedro Bay and move it to the waters off San Diego in the spring of 1989. Auckland banker Michael Fay said the rest of the world can come, too--but no catamarans. Everyone else, including San Diego, must sail a monohull within the dimensions of his 90-foot-waterline boat.
SPORTS
March 12, 1988 | RICH ROBERTS
New Zealand's Michael Fay Friday rejected a response by the San Diego Yacht Club and the Sail America Foundation to talk about his proposal to resolve their America's Cup dispute. Fay just wants a yes or no answer before he decides whether to go back to court. The Auckland banker this week offered to postpone the event from September to the spring of 1989 if San Diego would move it from San Pedro Bay back to San Diego as an all-comers' event, with no catamarans.
SPORTS
March 9, 1988 | RICH ROBERTS, Times Staff Writer
The America's Cup may be taking a U-turn back to San Diego, but not in a catamaran. The head of the San Diego Yacht Club's America's Cup defense committee said he sees no real problem with a compromise offered by New Zealand's Michael Fay Tuesday to resolve their impasse.
SPORTS
December 5, 1987 | RICH ROBERTS, Times Staff Writer
Britton Chance, who will design a superboat for San Diego to meet New Zealand's challenge next year, said Friday that the court-enforced defense "caught everybody flat-footed." The San Diego Yacht Club and Sail America Foundation announced Wednesday that they would abide by an order from the New York Supreme Court to defend against Michael Fay's boat--but no other country's--late next summer.
SPORTS
March 29, 1989 | CHRIS KRAUL and GREG JOHNSON, Times Staff Writers
If it stands up to appeal, a New York judge's decision giving the America's Cup to New Zealand will deprive San Diego of the estimated $1.2 billion the 1991 defense was expected to generate.
SPORTS
March 29, 1989 | RICH ROBERTS, Times Staff Writer
The Sail America Foundation rolled the dice for the San Diego Yacht Club and lost. Gambling that a catamaran would be deemed a legal defender of the America's Cup, although the challenger had declared his intent to sail a monohull, the group that ran last September's defense hoped to ride a sure thing, dispose of New Zealand's major nuisance and protect its stake in a 1991 defense that projections said would generate $1.2 billion in revenue for the city.
SPORTS
March 29, 1989 | JULIE CART, Times Staff Writer
For the first time in the 138-year history of the America's Cup, a court of law has determined the winner of sailing's most prestigious race. On Tuesday, Justice Carmen Ciparick of the New York State Supreme Court ruled that the San Diego Yacht Club had violated the intent of the race's rules when it used a catamaran to defeat the challenger, the Mercury Bay Boating Club, which sailed a single-hulled boat.
SPORTS
March 29, 1989 | the Associated Press
A chronology of the events of New Zealand's challenge for the America's Cup, compiled by the Associated Press: Feb. 4, 1987 Dennis Conner wins back America's Cup from Australia, sailing for the San Diego Yacht Club. Conner had lost the Cup while defending for the New York Yacht Club. Instead of following NYYC procedure of immediatley announcing terms of his next defense, SDYC becomes involved in conflicts over control of the regatta, site for the event, fund-raising and other financial issues.
SPORTS
January 14, 1989 | Rich Roberts
Are San Diego's America's Cup interests cleaning up their act? Many of the problems of last September's tainted defense against New Zealand resulted from the Sail America Foundation's perceived arrogance in managing the affair for the San Diego Yacht Club--among other things, in hand-picking Dennis Conner to defend, then allowing him to sail a catamaran. Many club members were left outraged, embarrassed or both.
SPORTS
September 9, 1988 | RICH ROBERTS, Times Staff Writer
The only three yacht clubs ever to hold the America's Cup moved Thursday to head off future Michael Fay-type challenges. The San Diego, Royal Perth and New York yacht clubs announced an agreement to establish a Trustees' Committee "to resolve disputes between participants in America's Cup XXVIII (in 1991)."
SPORTS
September 9, 1988 | RICH ROBERTS, Times Staff Writer
The only three yacht clubs ever to hold the America's Cup moved Thursday to head off future Michael Fay-type challenges. The San Diego, Royal Perth and New York yacht clubs announced an agreement to establish a Trustees' Committee "to resolve disputes between participants in America's Cup XXVIII (in 1991)."
SPORTS
March 13, 1988 | RICH ROBERTS, Times Staff Writer
The next America's Cup defense apparently will be a two-boat shootout off San Diego in September--New Zealand's massive monohull with the 90-foot waterline against a catamaran skippered by Dennis Conner. Some philosophical distance remains between the two adversaries, but they closed a hundred miles of ocean Saturday when the San Diego Yacht Club and Sail America Foundation agreed to defend the Cup in home waters instead of on San Pedro Bay.
SPORTS
September 9, 1988 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, Times Staff Writer
The evidence is as obvious as the red on Dennis Conner's face: Marlboro. Pepsi. Merrill Lynch. Corporate America has become so visible in its support of the America's Cup, critics charge, that it threatens to become--if it hasn't already--Corporate America's Cup. Skipper Conner, Cup defender on Stars & Stripes, has been accused by New Zealand challengers of everything from poor sportsmanship to crass commercialism. But the Kiwis have backers, too--Hewlett Packard and Air New Zealand.
SPORTS
September 7, 1988 | TOM KRASOVIC, Special to The Times
Weather predictions hereabouts tend to be pretty reliable. Given that, Terry Harper took some solace in the forecast for today's America's Cup race, which is scheduled to begin at noon about three miles west of Pt. Loma. "It should be the typical," said Chris Bedford, meteorologist for Stars & Stripes, Monday afternoon. "I'm looking for an onshore, west northwesterly breeze. The velocity I'm not really settled on, but light to moderate, 6-10 knots looks probable.
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