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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,Sun Staff Writer | January 21, 1995
SAN DIEGO -- Team New Zealand, undefeated entering yesterday's races in the America's Cup challenger trials, extended its winning streak to five with an impressive, 1-minute victory over Nippon Challenge.Team New Zealand, which yesterday clinched first place in the first round robin, finishes tomorrow against Sydney '95, which has won two races, against Spain and France.Nippon (3-2) is scheduled to race Sydney '95 today."We played to get the right-hand side," said Brad Butterworth of the Team New Zealand afterguard.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2013
Shortly after the America's Cup began last month, the trophy Jimmy Spithill and his crew had taken home from Valencia, Spain four years earlier was put out for the 34-year-old skipper and his Team USA crew on their way down to the dock each morning. Already down a couple of races to Team New Zealand, the trophy known as the Auld Mug served as motivation for Spithill and the other 10 sailors on board Oracle in the first-to-nine wins competition held in San Francisco. "I didn't want to let it go," Spithill recalled Friday, during a public interview with Annapolis-based sailing legend Gary Jobson before a packed ballroom at the Annapolis Marriott as part of Sailing World magazine's seminar series at the U.S Sailboat Show.
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By Gilbert A. Lewthwaite and Gilbert A. Lewthwaite,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | February 25, 2000
AUCKLAND, New Zealand -- The 30th America's Cup between New Zealand and Italy here is turning out to be a competition between innovation and grace, and at the moment, innovation is winning, 2-0. The New Zealand boat, Black Magic, is turning out to be a real box of tricks -- above and below the water line. The Italian boat, Luna Rossa, is a classic 75-foot Cup racer, the fine-lined product of the big-spending Prada syndicate. It was so sleek and fast during the past four months as it sped past 10 other boats from six nations to win the challengers' series that it earned the nickname "Silver Bullet."
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | December 15, 2012
Terry Hutchinson was taught a long time ago to be resilient, to be able to adjust to the shifting winds on the sea or, for that matter, in life. It helped Hutchinson, who grew up in Annapolis and still has a home there, move up the ranks from crew member to tactician to skipper on boats that raced in everything from local regattas to the America's Cup. Which is why Hutchinson, 44, seems to be less upset - at least on the surface - than others...
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,Sun Staff Writer | January 16, 1995
SAN DIEGO -- Team New Zealand's International America's Cup Class racer, nicknamed Black Beauty, soundly beat France to win its second straight match in the Louis Vuitton Cup challenger elimination races yesterday.While Team New Zealand was working over France, Win New Zealand and skipper Chris Dickson were matched with Nippon Challenge, which on Saturday had upset oneAustralia, the early favorite in the first round of this four-month regatta.'It was a little more like sailing 12-meters in Fremantle today than it should be sailing these boats off San Diego,' Dickson said afterward.
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By Gilbert Lewthwaite and Gilbert Lewthwaite,SUN STAFF | June 3, 2000
America's Cup skipper Dawn Riley is attempting to defend her title in the Boat U.S. Santa Maria Cup - the premier match-racing yacht competition for women in the United States - against some of the world's best-known female sailors. With the Eastport Yacht Club as host, this week's five-day Chesapeake Bay event has attracted 12 sailing stars, including top-ranked Shirley Robertson from Britain, who came in second to Riley last year, and Rhode Island's Betsy Alison, the only five-time Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year and three-time U.S. women's national sailing champion.
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By Bruce Stannard and Bruce Stannard,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 5, 2000
AUCKLAND, New Zealand -- Lawyers for Italy's Prada America's Cup team are gathering evidence for a possible challenge over the legality of the carbon-fiber racing masts used by rival AmericaOne. Prada believes AmericaOne may have violated Article 17 of the America's Cup protocol, which specifically forbids "shared knowledge." The suggestion is that three American syndicates, AmericaOne, Stars and Stripes and Young America, which all had their masts built by the same company in Nevada, may have benefited by sharing various design concepts.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2013
Shortly after the America's Cup began last month, the trophy Jimmy Spithill and his crew had taken home from Valencia, Spain four years earlier was put out for the 34-year-old skipper and his Team USA crew on their way down to the dock each morning. Already down a couple of races to Team New Zealand, the trophy known as the Auld Mug served as motivation for Spithill and the other 10 sailors on board Oracle in the first-to-nine wins competition held in San Francisco. "I didn't want to let it go," Spithill recalled Friday, during a public interview with Annapolis-based sailing legend Gary Jobson before a packed ballroom at the Annapolis Marriott as part of Sailing World magazine's seminar series at the U.S Sailboat Show.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | October 29, 1999
Earlier this week, while confusion reigned on Hauraki Gulf off Auckland, America's Cup defender Team New Zealand seemed to thumb its nose at the fleet of challengers by sailing onto the racecourse, hoisting spinnakers on its two boats and easily bearing away in 18 to 20 knots of wind.Neither race officials nor representatives of the 11 teams competing in the challengers' Louis Vuitton Cup took great issue with New Zealand sailing across the course while races were in progress.But John Marshall, head of the New York Yacht Club's Young America syndicate, said Team New Zealand's buzzing of the fleet is a warning of what lies ahead.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | September 19, 1999
In a month, the fine, multimillion-dollar madness that is the challenge for the America's Cup begins in the waters off Auckland, New Zealand, and about five months later one of perhaps a dozen teams will walk off with an ugly Victorian ewer and bragging rights for the next four years.The Louis Vuitton Cup, a series of three round-robins, semifinals and final, will determine which of 13 challengers still officially in the hunt gets to race against Team New Zealand in the America's Cup series beginning Feb. 19."
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By Gilbert Lewthwaite and Gilbert Lewthwaite,SUN STAFF | June 3, 2000
America's Cup skipper Dawn Riley is attempting to defend her title in the Boat U.S. Santa Maria Cup - the premier match-racing yacht competition for women in the United States - against some of the world's best-known female sailors. With the Eastport Yacht Club as host, this week's five-day Chesapeake Bay event has attracted 12 sailing stars, including top-ranked Shirley Robertson from Britain, who came in second to Riley last year, and Rhode Island's Betsy Alison, the only five-time Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year and three-time U.S. women's national sailing champion.
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By Gilbert A. Lewthwaite and Gilbert A. Lewthwaite,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | March 5, 2000
AUCKLAND, New Zealand -- Wonder why, for the first time in 149 years, there was no American boat in the America's Cup race here? Look no further than bearded, California yachting guru Doug Peterson. Described in the official race program as "the hottest America's Cup designer," he has almost single-handedly scuttled U.S. chances in the past two Cup competitions. First, he was a lead designer of the New Zealand boat, Black Magic, that brought the Cup to Auckland in 1995 by defeating veteran U.S. skipper Dennis Conner, 5-0, in San Diego.
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By Gilbert A. Lewthwaite and Gilbert A. Lewthwaite,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | March 3, 2000
AUCKLAND, New Zealand -- For all but nine years of its 149-year history, the America's Cup has been at home in the United States. It may be a long time before it comes back. The awesome performance of Team New Zealand in recording back-to-back, 5-0 triumphs to hold onto sailing's most prestigious trophy begins a new era. The Kiwis are in a league of their own. With the advantage of writing the rules, scheduling the event and the time and money to continue its boat research and crew-training programs without interruption, Team New Zealand has established itself as a formidable custodian of the Cup. Kiwis tactician Brad Butterworth suggested after the finals that the Cup may now stay in its cabinet at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron for the next 20 years, and few would argue.
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By Gilbert A. Lewthwaite and Gilbert A. Lewthwaite,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | March 1, 2000
AUCKLAND, New Zealand -- Prada boss Patrizio Bertelli accused his Italian team of "suicidal tactics" after its fourth straight loss to New Zealand today all but doomed its chances in the first-to-five America's Cup. The Italians now face sudden death in the competition for racing's most prestigious trophy which could end as early as tomorrow (tonight in Baltimore). One more loss in any of the next five races, and the Italians can pack their bags for the trip back to their home berth on the Tuscan coast of northwest Italy to prepare for next time.
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By Gilbert A. Lewthwaite and Gilbert A. Lewthwaite,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | February 28, 2000
AUCKLAND, New Zealand -- Russell Coutts and Francesco de Angelis, New Zealand and Italian skippers in the America's Cup sailing competition, have the pride of their nations in their hands these days. But, with a 3-0 lead going into tomorrow's fourth race (tonight in Baltimore), Coutts clearly has the more secure grip. And, as each stands behind the wheel of a 75-foot racer here, he is backed by the support of millions of his countrymen and women. Already, both are national heroes: Coutts for outsailing veteran U.S. skipper Dennis Conner to win the Cup, 5-0, in San Diego in 1995, and giving Team New Zealand its commanding lead in the current Cup; De Angelis for getting the Italians, relative newcomers to sail match-racing, into the challenger's slot this year after winning his way past 10 crews -- five from the U.S. -- from six nations in a marathon, 202-match challengers series.
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By Gilbert A. Lewthwaite and Gilbert A. Lewthwaite,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | February 27, 2000
AUCKLAND, New Zealand -- With the stakes rapidly narrowing down to triumph or survival, the America's Cup racing was abandoned here today for the third time for lack of stable winds on the notoriously fickle Hauraki Gulf. The postponement of Race 4 leaves Team New Zealand, with a faster boat and more experienced crew, still poised for victory with a 3-0 lead over the Italians in the first-to-five competition. With Kiwi skipper Russell Coutts enjoying dominance in every dimension of the races -- boat design, sailing skills and start-box tactics -- Italian skipper Francesco de Angelis is in danger of humiliation.
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By Gilbert A. Lewthwaite and Gilbert A. Lewthwaite,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | February 27, 2000
AUCKLAND, New Zealand -- With the stakes rapidly narrowing down to triumph or survival, the America's Cup racing was abandoned here today for the third time for lack of stable winds on the notoriously fickle Hauraki Gulf. The postponement of Race 4 leaves Team New Zealand, with a faster boat and more experienced crew, still poised for victory with a 3-0 lead over the Italians in the first-to-five competition. With Kiwi skipper Russell Coutts enjoying dominance in every dimension of the races -- boat design, sailing skills and start-box tactics -- Italian skipper Francesco de Angelis is in danger of humiliation.
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By Bruce Stannard and Bruce Stannard,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 7, 2000
AUCKLAND, New Zealand -- Sir Peter Blake now knows exactly how Gen. George Custer felt at the Battle of Little Big Horn. Surrounded by show-no-mercy enemies, all he can do is smooth his straw-colored mustache and get ready for one hell of a fight. Blake is CEO of Team New Zealand, the beleaguered America's Cup defender. Having won sailing's supreme prize in San Diego in 1995, he and his Team New Zealand now face the daunting task of defending the Cup successfully -- something no other nation outside the United States has ever done.
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By Gilbert A. Lewthwaite and Gilbert A. Lewthwaite,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | February 25, 2000
AUCKLAND, New Zealand -- The 30th America's Cup between New Zealand and Italy here is turning out to be a competition between innovation and grace, and at the moment, innovation is winning, 2-0. The New Zealand boat, Black Magic, is turning out to be a real box of tricks -- above and below the water line. The Italian boat, Luna Rossa, is a classic 75-foot Cup racer, the fine-lined product of the big-spending Prada syndicate. It was so sleek and fast during the past four months as it sped past 10 other boats from six nations to win the challengers' series that it earned the nickname "Silver Bullet."
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By Gilbert Lewthwaite and Gilbert Lewthwaite,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | February 20, 2000
AUCKLAND, New Zealand -- Sailing faster both upwind and downwind, the New Zealand boat Black Magic won the opening race of the 30th America's Cup against Italy's Luna Rossa by a commanding 1 minute, 17 seconds. It was an immediate boost to the Kiwis' effort to become the first non-American team to successfully defend the 149-year-old Cup, sports' oldest continuous trophy. It was also a convincing rebuttal of skeptics who thought Black Magic's innovative design would give it the edge in heavy weather at the cost of its light wind performance.
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