1992 Louis Vuitton Cup

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3rd Louis Vuitton Cup
Date 25 January - 30 April 1992
Winner Italy Il Moro di Venezia
Location San Diego, United States

The 3rd Louis Vuitton Cup was held in San Diego, United States in 1992. The winner, Il Moro di Venezia, went on to challenge for the 1992 America's Cup.

The teams[edit]

Eight challengers from seven nations contested the 1992 Louis Vuitton Cup. Together they spent over $250 million.[1] Il Moro di Venezia alone constructed four boats and spent over $85 million.

Club Team Skipper Yachts
Italy Compagnia della Vela di Venezia Il Moro di Venezia United States Paul Cayard ITA-25
Australia Cruising Yacht Club of Australia Australian Challenge Australia Syd Fischer AUS-17
Australia Darling Harbour Yacht Club Spirit of Australia Australia Peter Gilmour AUS-21
Spain Monte Real Club de Yates de Bayona Desafio España Copa America Spain Pedro Campos Calvo-Sotelo ESP-22
France Yacht Club de Sète Le Defi Francais 95 France Marc Pajot FRA-27
Japan Nippon Ocean Racing Club Nippon Challenge New Zealand Chris Dickson JPN-26
New Zealand Mercury Bay Boating Club New Zealand Challenge New Zealand Rod Davis NZL-20
Sweden Stenungsbaden Yacht Club Swedish America's Cup Challenge Sweden Gunnar Krantz SWE-19

Round robin[edit]

Team name Races Won RR1 Pts. RR2 Pts. RR3 Pts. Total Pts. Ranking
Japan Nippon Challenge 21 18 6 20 56 82 1
New Zealand New Zealand Challenge 21 18 6 28 40 74 2
Italy Il Moro di Venezia 21 16 5 24 40 69 3
France Le Defi Francais 95 21 14 5 16 40 61 4
Spain Desafio España Copa America 21 7 2 12 16 30 5
Australia Spirit of Australia 21 7 3 8 16 27 6
Sweden Swedish America's Cup Challenge 21 3 1 4 8 13 7
Australia Australia Challenge 21 1 0 0 8 8 8

During RR1 a team scored 1 point per win. During RR2 a team scored 4 points per win. During RR3 a team scored 8 points per win.

Finals[edit]

Semi finals[edit]

Team name Races Won Ranking
New Zealand New Zealand Challenge 9 7 1
Italy Il Moro di Venezia 9 5 2
Japan Nippon Challenge 9 3 3=
France Le Defi Francais 95 9 3 3=

Final[edit]

Team Name 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 T
New Zealand New Zealand Challenge W (1:32) L W (0:34) W (2:26) W (2:38)* L L L L 3
Italy Il Moro di Venezia L W (0:01) L L L* W (0:43) W (0:53) W (0:20) W (1:33) 5

*Race removed from records after Il Moro di Venezia were successful in a protest over New Zealand's bowsprit.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bill Center. America's Cup '95: The Official Record. Hong Kong, Tehabi Books, 1995. ISBN 0-7900-0442-9 p.33

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