Since some time now the BUGATTI oval logo shines on the sail of the “Stars & Stripes” of captain Dennis Conner, who is one of the favorites in the 2003 America’s Cup. Presently, the boats are sailing in the Hauraki Golf facing Auckland/ New Zealand.
The America’s Cup is the King’s Race of Sailing, and Dennis Conner heads the dominating crew in this competition since 25 years. Conner has so far won the America’s Cup four times. This year the U.S. American from San Diego sails up to now his ninth campaign.
The first race in the quarter finals competing for the Louis Vuitton Cup has just been won by the 19 crew members on board the “Stars & Stripes”, after a photo finish race with a 20 seconds lead near the coast of New Zealand.
Starting in mid February 2003, the best teams will finally be fighting for the highly coveted trophy of the America’s Cup.
Updates on the events of the race and the current list of results can be viewed by sailing fans everywhere under the Internet address www.stars-stripes.com.