News Chronology of the 32nd Defense of the America's Cup


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January 2005

January 24, 2005 – Danish newspaper: Jesper Banks to skipper Fresh 17
http://politiken.dk/VisArtikel.iasp?PageID=356752

January 20, 2005 – ACM:  German television will air Acts and Cup Matches
http://www.americascup.com/en/americascup/news_official/index.php?idIndex=&idContent=1409

January 20, 2005 – Las Provincias suggests Victory will challenge again
http://www.lasprovincias.es/valencia/  (in Spanish)

January 18, 2005 – Shosholoza officially announces partnership with T-Systems
http://www.saacchallenge2007.co.za/DealerNews/newsdetails.asp?newsitem=1197 

January 14, 2005 – BMW Oracle will build their boats at Janicki Industries in Sedro-Woolley
http://www.skagitvalleyherald.com/articles/2005/01/14/news/news99.txt

January 14, 2005 – Spanish team buys OneWorld Challenge boats
http://www.infocopaamerica.com/news.php?id=986&i=0&l=25 (in Spanish)

January 14, 2005 – T-Systems announces a three pillar approach to supporting sailing
http://www.t-systems.com/c

January 11, 2005 –  K-Challenge design team progresses
http://kikaa.nnx.com/k-challenge/news.php

January 11, 2005 – K-Challenge adds Cameron Appleton (TNZ) and counsel George Clyde (GBR)
http://kikaa.nnx.com/k-challenge/news.php

January 11, 2005 - Chaoyong Wang and Quanhai Li visit Valencia
http://sports.sina.com.cn/o/2005-01-11/03191344499.shtml

January 10, 2005 – Reports that German Telecom T-systems will sponsor Shosholoza
http://www.yacht.de/

January 10, 2005 – Cameron Wills joins South African Challenge as grinder
http://www.saacchallenge2007.co.za/DealerNews/newsdetails.asp?newsitem=1190

January 9, 2005 – Alinghi embarks on new Valencia base
http://www.alinghi.com/en/news/news/2005/01/09/base_valencia/index.html

January 4, 2005 – BMW Oracle Racing displays a UBS racing video on their website
http://projects.evisco.com/phase4/2004-11_BMW-Oracle-Racing/frames/../s_stream/BMW-Oracle_Yachtsport_en_dsl.wvx

January 3, 2005 – First new Luna Rossa boat due November 2005; Second in June 2006 (YC Italiano)
http://www.ilsecoloXIX.it/

January 2, 2005 - Anthony Romano becomes general manager of Luna Rossa
http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3145254a10,00.html

January 1, 2005 - SUI 75 rejuvenated
http://www.alinghi.com/en/news/news/boat/2005/01/01/sui75/index.html

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December 2004

December 30, 2004 - NZL-82 will be retired to Dubai in October 2005
http://www.khaleejtimes.com/

December 21, 2004 - ACM announces El Reto is the eighth challenger for the 32nd America's Cup
http://www.americascup.com/en/americascup/news_official/index.php?idIndex=&idContent=1396

December 21, 2004 - BMW Oracle looks at 2004
http://bmworacleracing.com/

December 20, 2004 – Peter Rusch wraps up state of the Cup after the 12/17/04 early challenge deadline
http://www.americascup.com/en/acmag/letter/index.php?idIndex=0&idContent=1366

December 18, 2004 - Victory Challenge may be revived (in Swedish)
http://www.dn.se/DNet/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=672&a=356617&previousRenderType=6

December 17, 2004 – ACM says two more challenges were submitted before the deadline, announcements to come
ACM Press Release

December 15, 2004 – OzBoys announce they will wait until April 2005 to challenge
OzBoys Press Release

December 12, 2004 – Sausalito YC members vote to challenge
Press Release and story in Marin Independent Journal 12/13/04

December 10, 2004 – Former illbruck NZL-68 now trialing with NZL-81
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?c_id=4&ObjectID=9002494

December 9, 2004 – ETNZ launches modified NZL-68
http://www.fotopress.co.nz/

December 2, 2004 – Tom Schnackenburg out at ETNZ
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?c_id=4&ObjectID=9001409

December 1, 2004 - +39 launches  website
http://www.piu39challenge.it/ita/

December 1, 2004 - AC technology through a partnership with Alcatel
http://www.americascup.com/

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November 2004

November 30, 2004 - Ed Baird joins Team Alinghi as helmsman
http://www.alinghi.com/en/news/news/people/2004/11/30/ed_baird/index.html

November 25, 2004 – Shosholoza announces new v5.0 yacht underway
http://www.saacchallenge2007.co.za/DealerNews/newsdetails.asp?newsitem=1127

November 16, 2004 – GBR suspends operations indefinitely, citing financial constraints
http://www.gbrchallenge.com/da/14383

November 11, 2004 – Alinghi begins testing waves on hull shape after Act 3 concludes
http://www.alinghi.com/en/news/news/boat/2004/11/11/testing/index.html

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October 2004

October 28, 2004 – the Spanish challenges merge
hytp://www.mariantic.co.uk/ac/six.htm#deal

October 17, 2004 – Team Alinghi wins Act 3; ETNZ wins 2004 ACC World Championship
Press Release ACM

October 12, 2004 – Emirates Team New Zealand wins Act 2
Press Release ACM

October 11, 2004 – Sausalito launches new website
http://www.sausalitochallenge2007.com/index_content.html

October 8, 2004 – LeDefi launches new website
http://www.ledefi.com/

October 7, 2004 - King Juan Carlos rides aboard SUI-64 as 18th man
http://www.alinghi.com/en/news/news/act2/2004/10/07/king_of_spain/index.html

October 2, 2004 – ACM publishes financial accounting
http://www.sailing.org/Article_content.asp?ArticleID=8081

October 1, 2004 – Lyn Hines images from Valencia
http://www.infoguia2007.com/~en/modules/myalbum/viewcat.php?num=10&cid=4

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September 2004

September 30, 2004 – Wind range for Valencia announced in Alinghi article
http://www.alinghi.com/en/news/feature_story/2004/09/29/valenciabynight/index.html

September 29, 2004 - Alinghi TV streaming real-time video for Acts 2 & 3
http://www.alinghi.com/en/news/news/2004/09/29/alinghitv/index.html

September 25, 2004 - James Spithill will helm for Luna Rossa
http://foxsports.news.com.au/story/0,8659,10873745-23210,00.html

September 24, 2004 – NZL-81 arrives in Valencia to replace damaged 82
http://www.americascup.com/en/americascup/news_official/index.php?idIndex=&idContent=760

September 23, 2004 – Luna Rossa launches new website
http://www.lunarossachallenge.com/landing.asp

September 22, 2004 – Andy Green to work with Shosholoza in 2004
http://www.americascup.com/en/acmag/votre_interview/index.php?idIndex=0&idContent=748

September 18, 2004 - Chris Dickson: “We’ve come to Valencia to go racing”
http://bmworacleracing.com/

September 18, 2004 – Boats being unloaded in Valencia
http://www.mmediapress.com/fotosevento.asp?strbuscar=&IdEvento=356&offset=0

September 16, 2004 - The little details which make the difference: 25-32-25 (version 4 / 5)
http://isuzu21.webcrossing.com/WebX?14@70.JuToaEjogdo.121435@.eeeb946/1947

September 12, 2004 – Three AC yachts badly damaged: SUI-64, USA-76 and NZL-82
Press release from ACM

September 12, 2004 - SUI-64 damaged in “freak” Marseille storm
http://www.alinghi.com/en/news/news//index4.html

September 8, 2004 – South African Shosholoza team launches new website
http://www.saacchallenge2007.co.za/site/

September 6, 2004 – German challenger Fresh 17 launches website
http://www.fresh17.de/

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August 2004

August 31, 2004 Louis Vuitton Act 1  coverage begins
http://cupinfo.com/en/lvactone-main.php

August 31, 2004 - Alinghi adds mastman Mark Newbrook
http://www.alinghi.com/en/news/news/people/2004/08/31/newbrook/index.html

August 29, 2004 – K-Challenge unveils new  livery in Marseille
http://www.martin-raget.com/eng/actu/detail.cfm?DOC_ID=R-082004-230225&init=1

August 26, 2004 - +39 buys SUI-59 from Alinghi
http://www.americascup.com/en/americascup/teams/39.php

August 25, 2004 - Fleet Racing perspective from Peter Holmberg
http://www.alinghi.com/en/news/news/2004/08/25/fleetracing/index.html

August 19, 2004 - Luna Rossa has submitted formal challenge papers (in Italian)
http://it.sports.yahoo.com/040819/8/2vk6.html

August 18, 2004 – Bertand Pace joins BMW Oracle Racing
http://bmworacleracing.com/

August 15, 2004 – Oracle BMW becomes BMW Oracle Racing
http://bmworacleracing.com

August 11, 2004 – ACM  will display GBR-44 in Marseille and Valencia
http://www.gbrchallenge.com/da/12788

August 4, 2004 – El Reto announces Iberdrola sponsorship; possible fate of OWC boats
http://www.infoguia2007.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=467

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July 2004

July 28, 2004 – Coutts officially fired by Alinghi
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?ObjectID=3580581

July 21, 2004 – Alinghi holds planning meeting with sailors and designers in Lausanne
http://www.alinghi.com/en/news/news/2004/07/21/planning/index.html

July 20, 2004 – Dockwise named ACM partner to provide transport between Acts
http://www.dockwise.com/?sid=33&press=37

July 15, 2004 - Levante reports Luna Rossa will Valencia Acts 2 and 3, but not Act 1
http://www.levante-emv.es/secciones/noticia.jsp?pIdNoticia=35120&pIndiceNoticia=18&pIdSeccion=11

July 9, 2004 – Geoff Meek of Shosholoza interviewed
http://www.smoothsailing.co.za/meekinterview070704.asp

July 7, 2004 - NZL-57 and NZL-82 are loaded on P&O Ship in Auckland for transit to Mediterranean
http://www.ybw.com/auto/newsdesk/20040607141052ywnews.html

July 6, 2004 – LeDefi and Luna Rossa train together in Valencia
http://www.mmediapress.com/preview.asp?foto=6327.jpg

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June 2004

June 29, 2004 - ETNZ officially becomes fourth Challenger
ACM Press Release

June 27, 2004 - Cup In Europe reports that ETNZ has filed their challenge
http://www.cupineurope.com

June 26, 2004 - BMW ORACLE wins the UBS Trophy over Team Alinghi in Newport
http://www.alinghi.com/en/news/news//index6.html

June 23, 2004 – CupInfo interviews Alinghi grinder Christain Karcher
http://cupinfo.com/en/alinghi-karcher-chat.php

June 19, 2004 – More information reported about Coutts trying to leave Alinghi
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?ObjectID=3573601

June 19, 2004 – More reports Coutts is “gone” from the Defender
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/main.jhtml?view=DETAILS&grid=&xml=/sport/2004/06/19/soyots19.xml

June 18, 2004 - UBS Trophy Opening Press Conference at Newport Shipyard, Newport, RI
Press Release on http://www.ubstrophy.com

June 18, 2004 – Bertrand Pace joins afterguard of BMW Oracle Racing
Press Release BMW Oracle Racing

June 15, 2004 - Dalton says TNZ will challenge
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?ObjectID=3572733

June 15, 2004 – ETNZ emerges in new Emirates llivery
http://www.outsideimages.co.nz/TNZSponsor/

June 15, 2004 – Alinghi announces format
http://www.alinghi.com/en/ac2007/format/index.html

June 15, 2004 – BMWO is trains off Newport pre-UBS Trophy
http://www.thewesterlysun.com/articles/2004/06/15/sports/sports1.txt

June 13, 2004 – ETNZ launches new website
http://www.emiratesteamnz.com/

June 7, 2004 – ACM announces Act 1 in Marseille, France
Press Release from ACM (America’s Cup Management)

June 3, 2004 – Nespresso signs agreement to be an official supporter of ACM
Press Release from ACM (America’s Cup Management)

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May 2004

May 24, 2004 - ANSYS, global innovator of simulation software and technologies partners with Alinghi
http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=109&STORY=/www/story/05-24-2004/0002180117&EDATE=

May 20, 2004 – Sarno says South African America's Cup Challenge bid is accepted by ACM
http://sport.iafrica.com/news/324138.htm

May 26, 2004 – CupInfo interview with new Alinghi helmsman Peter Holmberg
http://cupinfo.com/en/holmberginterview01-1.php

May 12, 2004 - Grupo Santander joins the 32nd America's Cup as an official partner
http://www.americascup.com

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April 2004

April 28, 2004 – Emirates airline becomes title sponsor with TNZ
http://xtramsn.co.nz/business/0,,5007-3294648,00.html

April 26, 2004 – UBS Trophy website is launched
http://www.ubstrophy.com

April 23, 2004 – K-Challenge acquires NZL-57 and NZL-60
http://kikaa.nnx.com/k-challenge/news.php?uid=9e0efcbeccb7d052bdfca0c86cdaf667&sel=id&value=69

April 15, 2004 – Second Sausalito auction bids come in at 18 and 18.5 million
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2004/04/15/BUG8L655F71.DTL

April 13, 2004 - Sausalito Challenge re-launches sale on Ebay Motors
http://www.challenge-series.com/html/BigDeal/releasepage.html?ViewItem&rd=1&item=2470055093

 April 11, 2004 - Alinghi to sell SUI-64, plus design data
http://sport.telegraph.co.uk/sport/main.jhtml

April 11, 2004 - Sausalito Challenge to offer revised sponsorship package
http://www.bowmansunion.com/portal/news/anmviewer.asp?a=1637&z=1

April 10, 2004 – Shosholoza lists crew position / responsibility details
http://www.smoothsailing.co.za/shosholozacrewjobs.htm

April 9,2004 – CupInfo interviews John Sweeney, Sausalito Challenge
http://cupinfo.com/en/sweeneyinterview1.php

April 9, 2004 – Mariantic launches Follow the Boats portion of AC website
http://www.mariantic.co.uk/ac/three.asp

April 8, 2004 – South Africans introduce Minister of Sport; Announce acquisition of RSA-48
http://sport.iafrica.com/news/315139.htm

April 7, 2004 - Team Meetings conclude in Valencia
http://www.americascup.com/en/news/news.php?id=40

April 2, 2004 - AC Management, launches the Italian Version of the America's Cup website
Press Release ACM

April 2, 2004 - Sausalito Challenge sponsorship auction begins
http://www.challenge-series.com/

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March 2004

March 26, 2004 - ACM announces Fall 2004 Regattas dates and format
http://www.americascup.com/en/news/news.php?id=38

March 26, 2004 - Clan Des Team is the second official challenger
http://www.americascup.com/en/news/news.php?id=37

March 8, 2004 - South African Challenge official announcement
http://www.capetimes.co.za/index.php?fSectionId=271&fArticleId=367722

March 7, 2004 - South African Challenge moves forward
http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?click_id=139&art_id=ct20040307105609446S400553&set_id=1

March 1, 2004 - Sausalito Challenge will auction exclusive sponsorship on eBay Motors
http://www.challenge-series.com/html/press.html

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February 2004

February 21, 2004 - TNZ still working to sign sponsors, preparing NZL-82 for '04 racing
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/americascup/acstorydisplay.cfm?

February 18, 2004 - Victory's Bert Willborg visits TNZ's Ross Blackman
http://www.victorychallenge.com/start.phtml?lang_id=1

February 18, 2004 - Oracle BMW begins training in Auckland
http://www.oraclebmwracing.com/

February 15, 2004 - NY Times Story: Team New Zealand Tries to Regroup for 2007 Cup
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/02/15/sports/othersports/
(registration required)

February 12, 2004 - Alinghi's Bernard Schopfer interviews General Counsel Hamish Ross
http://www.alinghi.com/en/news/index.php?dest=202

February 10, 2004 - Comunidad Valencia exhibits AC at European Parliament in Brussels
http://www.cor.eu.int/es/acti/acti_eve.html

February 6, 2004 - GBR's Peter Harrison commits £4.5M, shakes up leadership, sponsors sought
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/ (from Sport Telegraph Online)

February 4, 2004 - Official America's Cup site launches Spanish-language version
http://www.americascup.com/en/news/news.php?id=34 (story in English)
http://www.americascup.com/es/ (Spanish-language site)

February 3, 2004 - Alinghi status check from Michelle Slade
http://www.alinghi.com/en/news/index.php?dest=202

February 3, 2004 - SF Chronicle story profiles Sausalito YC Challenge launch
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/chronicle/archive/2004/02/03/SPGS74NC6L1.DTL

February 2, 2004 - ACM explores exhibition regatta on Lake Geneva
http://www.cupineurope.com/LatestNews/Orga7.htm (English translation at CupInEurope)
http://www.lematin.ch/nwmatinhome/nwmatinheadsport/  (Le Matin story in French)

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January 2004

January 30, 2004 - Sausalito YC begins challenge effort
Details in 2007AC.com Forums

January 30, 2004 - Spanish El Reto Challenge will choose home port by February 20
http://www.masmar.com/noticias/cat/vela.html (in Spanish)

January 28, 2004 - Recreated J-Class yacht Ranger to race in Rolex Transatlantic in 2005
http://www.ybw.com/auto/newsdesk/20040028095306ywnews.html

January 26, 2004 - SNG and GGYC publish Terms of Challenge and Amended Protocol
http://www.americascup.com./en/news/news.php?id=29 (story)
http://www.americascup.com/en/acup/ (documents)

January 3, 2004 - Portions of PJ Montgomery interview with Dalton about new TNZ sponsor
http://isuzu21.webcrossing.com/WebX?14@23.cUvgasexdb8.5@.ef0bf7b/9029

January 2, 2004 - TNZ's Dalton closes in on big sponsor
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/main.jhtml?xml=/sport/2004/01/02/soyots02.xml

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December 2003

December 24, 2003 - Team comments on new ACC Rule, venue, from ISAF site
http://www.sailing.org/Article_content.asp?ArticleID=6060

December 18, 2003 - Brad Butterworth interviewed in NZ Herald
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sports/sportsstorydisplay.cfm?storyID=3540428

December 16, 2003 - TNZ's Dalton says ACC rule changes make design problem harder
http://home.nzcity.co.nz/news/default.asp?id=38007&c=w

December 16, 2003 - NZ Herald reviews ACC rules changes
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sports/sportsstorydisplay.cfm?storyID=3539697

December 15, 2003 - Alinghi wins Credit Suisse Sports "Team of the Year"
http://www.alinghi.com/en/news/index.php?dest=198

December 15, 2003 - Coutts interviewed,
http://www.lefigaro.fr/sports/20031215.FIG0065.html (in French)

December 15, 2003 - America's Cup Class Rule version 5 released in final form
http://www.americascup.com/datas/textes/accv5.pdf

December 12, 2003 - Team New Zealand selects Marcelino Botin as principal designer
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sports/sportsstorydisplay.cfm?storyID=3539253

December 12, 2003 - Alinghi announces UBS Trophy for Newport, June, 2004
http://www.cupinfo.com/en/Newport2004.htm

December 10, 2003 - Mascalzone Latino designer Giovanni Ceccarelli on proposed ACC Rule version 5
http://www.ceccarelliyachtdesign.com/cgi-bin/newseng.html

December 9, 2003 - Roberto Bermudez de Castro Muñoz may skipper Spanish challenge
http://www.cupineurope.com/LatestNews/2007Desafio-LN.htm

December 8, 2003 - Dennis Conner talks about the 2007 Cup in the S&S newsletter
http://www.stars-stripes.com/news/story_detail.taf?story_uid=107

December 4, 2003 - Rolex and Louis Vuitton battled for Cup sponsorship role, story from Financial Times
http://news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/StoryFT/

December 1, 2003 - Alinghi says Coutts will helm, despite speculation, but pass some shore duties to Simmer
http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,2745849a1823,00.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/main.jhtml?xml=/sport/2003/12/02/

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November 2003

November 29, 2003 - New version of the America's Cup Class Rule is previewed
http://www.americascup.com/datas/textes/acc5_final_draft.pdf

November 29, 2003 - CupInEurope reports Spain's Desafio to merge with Antonio Banderas team
http://www.cupineurope.com/LatestNews/2007Desafio-LN.htm

November 28, 2003 - Oracle's Ian Burns and Alinghi's Grant Simmer comment on ACC rule changes
http://www.yachtingworld.co.uk/auto/newsdesk/20031028112505ywnews.html

November 28, 2003 - New day for America's Cup business affairs
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/main.jhtml?xml=/sport/2003/11/28/

November 27, 2003 - Dennis Conner unlikely to challenge in 2007, "I've had a great run"
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/main.jhtml;$sessionid$?xml=/sport/2003/11/27/soyots27.xml

November 27, 2003 - The Cup arrives in Valencia, ACM welcomes Endesa as prime sponsor
http://www.americascup.com/en/news/news.php?id=25

November 26, 2003 - Valencia will host the America's Cup in 2007, Louis Vuitton returns
http://www.americascup.com/en/news/news.php?id=24

November 24, 2003 - Alinghi adds 3 major sponsors, retains 3 more from 2003
http://www.alinghi.com/en/news/

November 24, 2003 - Coutts hints new ACC rule changes conservative, not radical
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sports/sportsstorydisplay.cfm?storyID=3535713

November 24, 2003 - Alinghi announces signing of Peter Holmberg
http://www.alinghi.com/en/news/index.php?dest=195

November 21, 2003 - Italy's Toscana Challenge makes formal announcement
http://www.cupineurope.com/LatestNews/2007-ToscanaEN.htm

November 13, 2003 - Writer Rich Roberts sees Valencia as the choice
http://www.thelognewspaper.com/columnists/columnistsview.asp?c=82346

November 11, 2003 - The four venue candidates press on toward hosting
http://www.cupineurope.com/LatestNews/Where10.htm

November 11, 2003 - Hamburger launches German "B-linghi" challenge attempt
http://www.cupineurope.com/LatestNews/2007Blinghi-LN.htm

November 10, 2003 - Dalton says TNZ's hopes improving but a challenge is not yet certain
http://home.nzcity.co.nz/news/default.asp?id=36925&c=w

November 10, 2003 - ACM reaches sanctioning agreement with ISAF for 32nd America's Cup
http://www.americascup.com/news/news7_en

November 9, 2003 - Say it ain't so! Has Dennis Conner raced in his last America's Cup?
http://www.cupineurope.com/LatestNews/2007TDC-LN2.htm

November 8, 2003 - Emerging Toscana Challenge has team meeting
http://www.nautica.it/go.php?press=N&recno=185 (in Italian)

November 6, 2003 - ACM adds info about venue announcement timing, webcast
http://www.americascup.com/news/news6_en.php

November 6, 2003 - OneWorld tries to serve Reeves with legal notice
http://xtramsn.co.nz/business/0,,5007-2805994,00.html

November 5, 2003 - OzBoyz Challenge launches website
http://www.sundaytimes.news.com.au/ (news story)
http://www.ozboyzchallenge.com/ (team site)

November 4, 2003 - Peter Holmberg optimistic about 2007, but not committed to a team yet
http://www.cupineurope.com/LatestNews/2007-Alinghi-EN3.htm

November 1, 2003 - OneWorld sues Reeves in NZ to collect $1 million US, Reeves threatens 'crusade'
http://xtramsn.co.nz/business/0,,5007-2791162,00.html

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October 2003

October 30, 2003 - Final venue selection to be announced November 26, says America's Cup Management
http://www.americascup.com/news/news5_en.php

October 26, 2003 - Alinghi and Holmberg deny signing report
http://www.caribbeanracing.com/artman/publish/article_357.shtml

October 23, 2003 - OracleBMW and Farr Yacht Design will team again for 2007
http://www.autofan.com/newsdetail.asp?id=746&mn=10&yr=2003

October 21, 2003 - Report later denied: Peter Holmberg goes from OracleBMW to Alinghi
http://www.ybw.com/auto/newsdesk/20030921104002ywnews.html

October 20, 2003 - America's Cup Hall of Fame inducts Alan Bond and Gary Jobson
http://www.herreshoff.org/frames/amcframe.htm

October 16, 2003 - Gary Jobson profiled in Washington Post on day of Hall of Fame induction
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A32081-2003Oct15.html

October 13, 2003 - Michael Illbruck announces halt to 2007 illbruck Challenge effort
http://www.cupineurope.com/LatestNews/2007Pinta2.htm

October 7, 2003 - Australia's OzBoyz Challenge debuts with web announcement
http://www.sail-world.com/news.cfm?Nid=11263

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September 2003

September 26, 2003 - 20th Anniversary:  Newport residents and Liberty crew members look back on losing the Cup
http://www.boston.com/sports/articles/2003/09/26/troubled_water_ran_its_course/

September 23, 2003 - Alinghi floats expanded ACC racing in Rhode Island for June, 2004
http://www.projo.com/sailing/content/projo_20030923_23amcup.592f3.html (registration required)

September 21, 2003 - OracleBMW wins both Moet Cup Series
http://onesport.nzoom.com/sport_detail/0,1278,222475-2-124,00.html

September 20, 2003 - Remembering the historic 1983 Match in Newport
http://www.theadvertiser.news.com.au/
http://www.news.com.au/common/

September 20, 2003 - 20th Anniversary Gala for Australia II crew
http://www.abc.net.au/sport/content/s949922.htm

September 19, 2003 - Russell Coutts interviewed by Laurie Fullerton during the Moet Cup
http://www.sailinganarchy.com/innerview/2003/russellcoutts_lauriefullerton.htm

September 15, 2003 - Moët Cup racing begins in San Francisco
http://www.ggyc.com/moet/index.htm

September 11, 2003 - Oracle & Alinghi join 39th San Francisco Bay Big Boat Series
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi

September 11, 2003 ­ 2007ac.com report: Oracle defeats Alinghi in pre-Moët scrimmage
http://64.124.46.132/WebX?14@70.kr9DaixSd6W.22@.efde7f1/845

September 11, 2003 - OLN to provide TV coverage of Moët Cup, schedule at:
http://www.olntv.com/showviewer.asp?sid=78

September 11, 2003 -  OracleBMW Racing signs trimmer Ross Halcrow
http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/030911/nyth001_1.html

September 11, 2003 - 12-meter North American Championships in Newport, 12 historic yachts
http://www.projo.com/sailing/content/projo_20030911_11sail.225b1.html (registration required)

September 5, 2003 - America's Cup Management refines 2007 host city short-list down to (4) venues
http://www.americascup.com/index_en.php

September 3, 2003 - CupInfo.com announces new website devoted to the America's Cup
http://isuzu21.webcrossing.com/WebX?14@70.uprhae71dLI.6@.ef0bf7b/8756

September 3, 2003 - K-Challenge trials USA-49 against Oracle on San Francisco Bay
http://www.k-challenge.org/en/

September 3, 2003 - Team Alinghi: Jochen Schuemann will skipper Alinghi in the Moët Cup
http://www.alinghi.com/en/news/index.php?dest=177

September 3, 2003 - Article by Julie Ash details Oracle training for Moët Cup in San Francisco
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sports/

September 2, 2003 - Royal Melbourne YS reported intent on $150M (AUD) challenge
http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/

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August  2003

August 27, 2003 – Film documentary 'Alinghi - The Inside Story' in theaters, DVD in September
http://www.alinghi.com/en/news/index.php?dest=172

August 22, 2003 - 5 venue finalists make public presentations to America's Cup Management, possible 2004 exhibition event
http://afr.com/articles/2003/08/22/1061482260596.html

August 21, 2003 - ACM official website debuts, home for the 32nd Defense
http://www.americascup.com/index_en.php

August 18, 2003 - NZOOM publishes America's Cup countdown III - By Fiona McIlroy
http://onesport.nzoom.com/sport_detail/0,1278,214091-2-124,00.html

August 14, 2003 - Challenger Series cancels remaining 2003 season, Golden Gate Cup, ACC Worlds
http://www.challenge-series.com/

August 13, 2003 - Alinghi arrives in San Francisco for Moët Cup
http://www.alinghi.com

August 9, 2003 - Cup veterans to Swedish Match 2003/2004, August 13 – 17 in Copenhagen
http://www.cupineurope.com/MatchRace/03Danish-EN.htm

August 8, 2003 – Dalton thinks Kostecki signed with Oracle as tactician, expects Halcrow to follow
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/americascup/

August 5, 2003 - GGYC provides Moët Cup Notice of Race (PDF file)
http://www.ggyc.com/moet/notice-of-race.pdf

August 5, 2003 – America’s Cup Hall of Fame announces 2003 inductees Bond & Jobson
http://www.herreshoff.org/Tops/amcmissiontop.htm

August 1, 2003 - Team France fund raising update
http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?Nid=10583

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July 2003

July, 2003 - Briton Andy Claughton given the top design job with Team New Zealand
http://www.hometownannapolis.com/cgi-bin/read/2003/07_17-03/SAL

July 31, 2003 – Sail Newport announces match racing series to prepare American drivers
http://www.newportthisweek.com/news/2003/0731/Front_Page/002.html

July 31, 2003 - Kevin Shoebridge appointed Team New Zealand Operations Manager
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/americascup/

July 31, 2003 - Grant Dalton, TNZ, no longer confident of signing American John Kostecki
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/more/news/2003/07/31/nz_kostecki_ap/

July 31-August 10, 2003 – Alinghi attends public celebration the 'Fête de Genéve'
http://www.alinghi.com

July 31, 2003 – America's Cup Management: all (5) sites submitted info, will meet August 20, 2003
http://www.cupineurope.com/LatestNews/Where6.htm

July 30, 2003 – Efforts to keep design and development secret hindered TNZ
http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?Nid=10567

July 29, 2003 - Virtual Spectator and the Hit Lab to develop products
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/

July 29, 2003 – Oracle BMW wins Il Moro Trophy (USA-76, 2003 beating USA-49, 2000)
http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/030729/nytu031_1.html

July 28, 2003 – Moët Cup may be televised
http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,2581698a28,00.html

July 27, 2003 – Old board resigns, new members named at TNZ
http://www.ananova.com/sport/story/sm_803651.html

July 27, 2003 – Marseille shows America’s Cup posters during stage of Tour de France
http://www.sltrib.com/2003/Jul/07272003/sunday/78253.asp

July 25, 2003 - Chris Dickson announces Russell Green as Oracle BMW Sailing Manager
http://xtramsn.co.nz/sport/0,,3971-2543225,00.html

July 21, 2003 – Moët Cup will feature owner-drivers in part of upcoming series San Francisco
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2003/07/21/sports1530EDT0092.DTL

July 21, 2003 – Golden Gate Yacht Club posts Moët Cup Notice of Race (download PDF file)
http://www.ggyc.com/moet/notice-of-race.pdf

July 19, 2003 - TNZ asked Government funding before loss $34 million possible
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/americascup/

July 18, 2003 – Barker, Gram-Hansen, Coutts, Dickson, Holmberg, Conner & Radich in Bermuda
http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?Nid=10421

July 16, 2003 – The heads-up display used by OracleBMW Racing
http://www.autofan.com/newsdetail.asp?id=300&mn=7&yr=2003

July 8, 2003 – Dalton speculates about TNZ sailing in the next VOR
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/

July 6, 2003 - Law with Victory Challenge crew wins Swedish Match Cup Marstrand
http://www.victorychallenge.com/v_texts.phtml?visa=10970&typen=5&language=1

July 1, 2003 – 15 members of Victory Challenge in Swedish Match Cup Marstrand
http://www.victorychallenge.com/v_texts.phtml?visa=10947&typen=5&language=1&show_all=true

July 1, 2003 – Alinghi publishes article THE LIFE OF AN AMERICA'S CUP YACHT
http://www.alinghi.com/en/news/index.php?dest=167

July, 2003 – Elements of the teams attend Match Racing in St. Moritz
http://www.alinghi.com/en/news/index.php?dest=168

July, 2003 – Elements of the teams participate in Farr 40s Worlds, Sardinia
http://www.yachtracing.com/regattas03/rolexfarr40worlds/061003.htm
http://www.farr40.org

July, 2003 – BMW to contribute know-how / participation to Oracle for the 32nd Cup
http://www.oraclebmwracing.com/

July, 2003 – Golden Gate Yacht Club announces the Moët Cup
http://www.ggyc.com/moetcup-0703-1.htm

July, 2003 – SUI sent to San Francisco
http://www.alinghi.com/en/news/index.php?dest=167

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June 2003

June , 2003 – Spithill wins The Nations Cup in Trieste against other AC team entries
http://www.alinghi.com/en/news/index.php?dest=167

June 30, 2003 – Barker joins Isler on Pyewacket for TransPac
http://onesport.nzoom.com/sport_detail/0,1278,201900-2-124,00.html

June 28, 2003 – Bob’s Pix offers free Alinghi images (by email) on 2003ac.com
http://isuzu21.webcrossing.com/WebX?50@70.iicca9r9dbX.36069@.efdfac3

June 27,2003 - Craig Monk joins Oracle BMW Racing
http://www.bmwnation.com/news/2003/030627_a.html

June 20, 2003 – Speculation about future of TNZ board / directors
http://home.nzcity.co.nz/news/default.asp?id=32612&c=w

Sausalito Cup slideshow
http://www.sfbayimages.com/challenger_series.html

Sausalito Cup Images
http://www.interforti.com/

June, 2003 – Oracle BMW claims Sausalito Cup
www.oraclebmwracing.com

June 18, 2003 – onesport.nzoom.com lists status of the named & probable syndicates
http://onesport.nzoom.com/sport_detail/0,1278,198794-2-124,00.html

June 16, 2003 - Holmberg with (9) Victory Challenge crew go to Trieste, Italy Nations Cup
http://www.victorychallenge.com/v_texts.phtml?visa=10911&typen=5&language=1&show_all=true

June 15, 2003 - Bertarelli wins 5th Bol d’Or (Golden Bowl), Lake Geneva with catamaran Alinghi
http://www.cupineurope.com/LatestNews/2007-Alinghi-EN.htm

June 12, 2003 – America's Cup Management names (5) venue sites still under consideration: Lisbon, Portugal /
Marseille, France / Naples, Italy / Palma de Mallorca, Spain / Valencia, Spain
http://www.sailingsource.com/scuttlebutt/1350.php

June 11, 2003 - Gavin Brady is named helmsman for the Oracle BMW Racing Team
http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/default2.asp?section=11&article=9952

June 11, 2003 - Team New Zealand head Grant Dalton woos Kostecki and Halcrow
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sports/

June 10, 2003 – Interest in Virtual Spectator is sold to Bermuda concern
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/

June 5-9, 2003 - Jochen Schuemann returns to German for Match Race Germany
http://www.sailing.org/Article_content.asp?ArticleID=4619

June 4, 2003 - The IACCSF Regatta Series is renamed The Challenge Series
http://www.sailing.org/Article_content.asp?ArticleID=4625

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May 2003

May, 2003 - America's Cup Management,  Société Nautique de Genève, and  Team Alinghi
http://www.alinghi.com/en/news/index.php?dest=164

May 30, 2003 - 'Sailing as a sport in Germany lies idle' An interview with Jochen Schuemann
http://www.faz.com/

May 29, 2003 - Team New Zealand donates 4 Etchells to Mana Youth Sailing Trust
http://www.sail-world.com/news.cfm?Nid=9903

May 27, 2003 - Holmberg & Victory crew in ACI HTmobile Cup off Split, Croatia
http://www.victorychallenge.com/v_texts.phtml?visa=10869&typen=5&language=1&show_all=true

May 25, 2003 – Coutts says Naples is his favorite for next venue
http://www.cupineurope.com/LatestNews/Where5.htm

May 23, 2003 - Alinghi moves out of Geneva to EPFL campus
http://www.24heures.ch/ (in French)

May 19, 2003 - GBR Challenge ‘2003 – 2007’ is up and running
http://www.gbrchallenge.com/showarticle.aspx?artid=30

May 19, 2003 – Alinghi commits to IACC Worlds in San Francisco Oct. 11 to 19
http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?Nid=9820

May 17, 2003 - Holmberg and Victory crew def Spithill in the Toscana Elba Cup
http://www.victorychallenge.com/v_texts.phtml?visa=10864&typen=5&language=1&show_all=true

May 16, 2003 - BMW has been announced as official partner for the Kieler Woche 2003 Regatta
http://www.oraclebmwracing.com/

May 15, 2003 – Trenkle debrief of campaign posted to S&S website
http://www.stars-stripes.com/news/story_detail.taf?story_uid=103

May 15, 2003 - Loïck Peyron and Bertrand Pacé launch Team France
http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?Nid=9793

May 14, 2003 – AC sailors attend Laureus Regatta in Monte Carlo racing Swan 45s
http://www.yachtinguniverse.com/site/article.php?sid=1297

May 14, 2003 – Series of Post-Cup ACC Regattas in Defender / COR plans
http://www.sailingworld.com/sw_article.php?articleID=1825

May 11, 2003 - Dickson studies basing Oracle BMW Racing in Auckland
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sports/

May 11, 2003 – Press Release: IACC-City prepares to launch challenge (see: iacc-city.com)
http://translate.google.com/(translated to English from Italian original)

May 9, 2003 – Dean Barker backs Cascais bid as defense venue
http://www.cupineurope.com/LatestNews/Where5.htm (scroll down, source: FoxSports)

May 7, 2003 – Alinghi conditions to host
http://ilmattino.caltanet.it/hermes/20030507/CITY/CRONACA_NAPOLI/SONG.htm (in Italian)

May 7, 2003 – Dalton says there will be a shake-up / changes to the makeup of TNZ
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sports/

May 7, 2003 – Cookson explains their standing on failures of NZL 81 & 82
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sports/

May 6, 2003 – An analysis from within of what went wrong with TNZ Defense
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sports/sportsstorydisplay.cfm?storyID=3452899

May 5, 2003 – Report: TNZ sailors did not push their boats in testing
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/storydisplay.cfm?storyID=3452800&thesection=news&thesubsection=general

May 5, 2003 – Full Text Of TNZ Report Available For Download In PDF Format
http://images.tvnz.co.nz/sport/sailing/amcup2003/teamnz_report.pdf

May 5, 2003 – TNZ releases full report on 2003 Cup campaign
http://onesport.nzoom.com/sport_detail/0,1278,187765-2-124,00.html

May 1, 2003 – Cowes too late to host the next Cup
http://www.thisishampshire.net/hampshire/sailsolent/HAMPSHIRE_SAILSOLENT_AMERICASCUP0.html

May 1, 2003 - Herb McCormick article at Cruisingworld.com on the Cup
http://www.cruisingworld.com/cw_article.php?articleID=1791

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April 2003

April 30, 2003 – Dalton previews the soon-to-be-released TNZ findings
http://onesport.nzoom.com/sport_detail/0,1278,186534-2-124,00.html

April 28, 2003 – Rudd, Seattle Times columnist: the future of OneWorld Challenge
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/ronjudd/134644586_judd03.html

April 23, 2003 - Trustees of Team New Zealand appoint Grant Dalton Managing Director
http://xtramsn.co.nz/teamnewzealand/0,,7136-2309164,00.html

April 19, 2003 – Phil Kaiko named K-Challenge principal designer
http://www.americascup.co.nz/database/CVLiveArticle.asp?ArtID=-1631903881

April, 2003 – Alinghi, Protocol Part I : The Protocol and the Sailing Competition
http://www.alinghi.com/en/news/index.php?dest=163

April 16, 2003 – Geneva Book Fair: Alinghi releases book, photography by T Martinez & P Schiller
http://www.alinghi.com/

April 8, 2003 - Vincenzo Onorato names Vasco Vascotto next skipper of Mascalzone Latino
http://americascup.datasport.it/leggi.asp?id=1585343

April 8, 2003 - French syndicate K-Challenge presents its design team
http://www.coupe-america.com/ (in French)

April 4-6, 2003 – Alinghi takes the Cup to Bern
http://www.alinghi.com/en/news/index.php?dest=161

April 2, 2003 - Interview of Manolo Ruiz de Elvira
http://www.elmundo.es/encuentros/invitados/2003/04/679/index.html (in Spanish)

April 1, 2003 - Liechtenstein Challenge For The America's Cup
http://www.scuttlebutteurope.com/200.php

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March 2003

March 28, 2003 – America's Cup Management names 8 venue sites still under consideration:
Barcelona, Spain - Elba, Italy - Lisbon, Portugal - Marseille, France - Naples, Italy - Palma de Mallorca, Spain - Porto Cervo (Sardinia), Italy - Valencia, Spain
http://edition.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/sailing/03/28/ac.host.cities/

March 27, 2003 – BMW will stay with Oracle for next campaign
http://www11.boot-online.de/cipp/md_boot/custom/pub/content,lang,2/ticket,g_u_e_s_t/oid,6150

March 25-26, 2003 – Alinghi program moves to Lugano
http://www.alinghi.com/en/news/index.php?dest=154

March 14, 2003 - "Mascalzone Latino will be back" - Vincenzo Onorato, from Naples
http://www.cupineurope.com/LatestNews/2007MascalzoneLN.htm

March 11, 2003 – TNZ and Oracle rumor of merger
http://americascup.nzoom.com/americascup_detail/0,2523,174482-296-297,00.html

March 10, 2003 - Larry Ellison appoints Chris Dickson CEO of Oracle BMW Racing Team

March 10, 2003 – Syd Fischer 'looking at' organising an Australian challenge
http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?Nid=9122

March 9, 2003 - Lorient (Britanny) and Fort-de-France (Guadeloupe) bid to host the cup
http://www.hauraki-news.com/LatestNews/XXXII-LN10.htm

March 8, 2003 - 40,000 people give Alinghi a heroes' welcome in Geneva
http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?Nid=9279

March 7, 2003 - Swiss Celebration / images of the reception
http://www.alinghi.com/en/news/index.php?dest=150
http://www.alinghi.com/scripts/dbimages/index.php?lang=en&catid=48&deb=0

March 7, 2003 - New Zealand Government to invest $5.6 million in TNZ
http://xtramsn.co.nz/teamnewzealand/0,,7137-2195100,00.html

March 4, 2003 –Bonnefous and Coutts explain the Protocol for the 32nd America’s Cup
http://www.sailingworld.com/sw_article_AC.php?articleID=1706

March 3, 2003 – Illbruck rumored €90 million / Schuemann says he will stay with Defense
http://www.dw-world.de/english/0,3367,1441_A_791759_1_A,00.html

March 3, 2003 - Tom Schnackenberg says Team New Zealand will be back
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/americascup/

March 3, 2003 – Alliance of Billionaires will bring change to the Cup
http://www.usatoday.com/sports/sailing/2003-03-02-sailing_x.htm

March 3, 2003 – Alinghi releases the new Protocol for the America’s Cup, announces ACM
Download in PDF format at:
http://www.alinghi.com/fr/images/Protocol_32_A_Cup.pdf

March 2, 2003 – Story of loss at TNZ site
http://xtramsn.co.nz/teamnewzealand/0,,7137-2186948,00.html

March 2, 2003 – Golden Gate Yacht Club / OracleBMW Racing is the Challenger of Record
http://americascup.nzoom.com/americascup_detail/0,2523,172242-296-297,00.html

March 2, 2003 - The America's Cup and the Société Nautique de Genève
http://www.alinghi.com/en/alinghi/yacht/index.html

March 2, 2003 – Deciding race of the 31st Defense of the America’s Cup.
Defeating Defender Team New Zealand in Race 5 and winning the match 5-0,
Alinghi becomes the only first-time challenger ever to win the America’s Cup and
the first European winner in 152 years of Cup competition

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