CREW OF STARS AND STRIPES BEFORE START OF SEMIFINAL RACE IN AUCKLAND.
Helmsman of United States entrant Stars and Stripes Ken Read waves before the start of racing against the French team on Day 3 of the semifinals of the Louis Vuitton Cup January 5. Other crew from left: two unidentified cockpit crew, Peter Homberg, Read, Peter Isler ( face obscured) and Tom Whiddon. Stars and Stripes lead the semifinals and remain unbeaten after their win today. Six teams are in the semifinals with the outcome of the Louis Vuitton Cup to determine who will race New Zealand for the America's Cup starting February 19, 2000.