SKIPPERS OF AMERICA'S CUPS YACHTS GATHER FOR TEAM PHOTO IN AUCKLAND.
All eleven skippers for the Louis Vuitton challenger series get together October 17 prior to day one of the Round Robin. Left to right front row, James Spithill of Young Australia, Pedro Campos of Spanish Challenge, Bertrand Pace of Le Defi Francais, Dawn Riley of America True, John Kolius of Abracadabra 2000. In the back row are, Dennis Conner of Stars and Stripes, Ed Baird of Young America, Peter Gilmour of Nippon Challenge, Francesco de Angelis of Prada Challenge, Paul Cayard of America One, and Marc Pajot of Fast 2000. Racing begins Monday 18th October with Abracadabra up against The Nippon Challenge in the first race.