2000 America's Cup

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30th America's Cup
Defender New Zealand
Defender club: Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron burgee
Yacht: NZL 60
Challenger Italy
Challenger club: Yacht Club Punta Ala
Yacht: ITA 45
Competition
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Coordinates: 36°50′40″S 174°45′49″E / 36.84444°S 174.76361°E / -36.84444; 174.76361Coordinates: 36°50′40″S 174°45′49″E / 36.84444°S 174.76361°E / -36.84444; 174.76361
Dates: 20 February – 2 March 2000
Rule: International America's Cup Class
Winner: Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron
Score: 5–0

The 30th America's Cup was contested between the holder, Team New Zealand, and the winner of the 2000 Louis Vuitton Cup, Prada Challenge. It was the first America's Cup without an American challenger or defender.

Races[edit]

Date Winner Yacht Loser Yacht Score Delta
20 February 2000 Team New Zealand NZL 60 Prada Challenge ITA 45 1-0 1:07
22 February 2000 Team New Zealand NZL 60 Prada Challenge ITA 45 2-0 2:43
26 February 2000 Team New Zealand NZL 60 Prada Challenge ITA 45 3-0 1:39
1 March 2000 Team New Zealand NZL 60 Prada Challenge ITA 45 4-0 1:49
2 March 2000 Team New Zealand NZL 60 Prada Challenge ITA 45 5-0 0:48

Crew[edit]

Team New Zealand[edit]

Role Name
Skipper / Helmsman Russell Coutts (NZL)
Helmsman Dean Barker* (NZL)
Tactician Brad Butterworth (NZL)
Navigator Tom Schnackenberg (NZL)

* Sailed in Race 5

Prada Challenge[edit]

Role Name
Skipper / Helmsman Francesco de Angelis (ITA)
Tactician Torben Grael (BRA)

References[edit]