1992 Citizen Cup

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1992 Citizen Cup
San Diego, United States
Date January 14 – April 30, 1992
Defending champions Stars & Stripes

The 1992 Citizen Cup was the defender selection series regatta for the 1992 America's Cup, held in the United States. Two defense syndicates (featuring five IACC yachts) competed over four round robins in order earn a berth in the Citizen Cup finals; the winner earned the right to defend the America's Cup against the winner of the Louis Vuitton Cup (challenger selection series regatta).

Citizen Cup Competition[edit]

The 1992 Citizen Cup featured the emergence of the America3 Foundation syndicate headed by American businessman Bill Koch.

Competing Yachts[edit]

Sail Yacht Syndicate Yacht Club Nation
USA-9 Jayhawk America3 Foundation San Diego Yacht Club  United States
USA-18 Defiant America3 Foundation San Diego Yacht Club  United States
USA-23 America3 America3 Foundation San Diego Yacht Club  United States
USA-28 Kanza America3 Foundation San Diego Yacht Club  United States
USA-11 Stars & Stripes Team Dennis Conner San Diego Yacht Club  United States

Round Robin 1[edit]

Yacht Won Lost Points Total Points
Defiant 6 0 6 6
Stars & Stripes 3 3 3 3
Jayhawk 0 6 0 0

Round Robin 2[edit]

Yacht Won Lost Points Total Points
America3 5 1 10 16
Stars & Stripes 2 4 4 7
Defiant 2 4 4 4

Round Robin 3[edit]

Yacht Won Lost Points Total Points
America3 8 1 32 48
Stars & Stripes 3 5 12 19
Defiant 2 7 8 12

Round Robin 4[edit]

Yacht Won Lost Points Total Points
Stars & Stripes 5 4 5 6
America3 5 3 5 5
Kanza 3 5 3 5

Finals[edit]

America3 held off a rally by Stars & Stripes to win the Citizen Cup. America3 went on to successfully defend the 1992 America's Cup against Italy's Il Moro di Venezia V.

Yacht Won Lost Points
America3 7 4 7
Stars & Stripes 4 7 4

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