1992 Louis Vuitton Cup
|3rd Louis Vuitton Cup|
|Date||25 January - 30 April 1992|
|Winner||Il Moro di Venezia|
|Location||San Diego, United States|
Eight challengers from seven nations contested the 1992 Louis Vuitton Cup. Together they spent over $250 million. Il Moro di Venezia alone constructed four boats and spent over $85 million.
|Compagnia della Vela di Venezia||Il Moro di Venezia||Paul Cayard||ITA-25|
|Cruising Yacht Club of Australia||Australian Challenge||Syd Fischer||AUS-17|
|Darling Harbour Yacht Club||Spirit of Australia||Peter Gilmour||AUS-21|
|Monte Real Club de Yates de Bayona||Desafio Español Copa America||Pedro Campos Calvo-Sotelo||ESP-22|
|Yacht Club de Sète||Le Defi Francais 95||Marc Pajot||FRA-27|
|Nippon Ocean Racing Club||Nippon Challenge||Chris Dickson||JPN-26|
|Mercury Bay Boating Club||New Zealand Challenge||Rod Davis||NZL-20|
|Stenungsbaden Yacht Club||Swedish America's Cup Challenge||Gunnar Krantz||SWE-19|
Il Moro di Venezia
The Italian challenge Il Moro Challenge was funded by Raul Gardini and skippered by American Paul Cayard. The primary designer was Germán Frers and the operations manager was Laurent Esquier. John Kolius was involved but could not sail as he had not completed his Italian eligibility requirements. Tommaso Chieffi was the tactician and Enrico Chieffi was the navigator. Other crew included Robert Hopkins and Steven Erickson.
Spirit of Australia
Desafio Español Copa America
Le Defi Francais 95
The first entry from Japan, Nippon Challenge was skippered by Chris Dickson, who had fallen out with the New Zealand Challenge during the 1987 Louis Vuitton Cup. John Cutler was the tactician and the crew included Erle Williams and Mike Spanhake.
New Zealand Challenge
Michael Fay financed what would be his final New Zealand Challenge. Managed by Peter Blake, the team was skippered by Rod Davis and NZL 20's crew included tactician David Barnes, bow, Alan Smith; mid-bow, David Brooke; mast, Barry McKay; pit, Denis Kendall; floater, Mark Hauser; grinders, Andrew Taylor and Sean Clarkson; genoa trimmers, Kevin Shoebridge and Grant Loretz; mainsheet traveler, Don Cowie; mainsheet trimmer, Simon Daubney; and running backstays, Tony Rae and Peter Evans. Russell Coutts sailed the second boat and additional crew members included Chris Salthouse, Robbie Naismith, Ross Halcrow, Warwick Fleury, Matt Mason, Dean Phipps, Gavin Brady and Nick Heron.
Swedish America's Cup Challenge
From the Stenungsbaden Yacht Club, the challenge was skippered by Gunnar Krantz.
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.
|New Zealand Challenge||9||7||1|
|Il Moro di Venezia||9||5||2|
|Le Defi Francais 95||9||3||3=|
|New Zealand Challenge||W (1:32)||L||W (0:34)||W (2:26)||W (2:38)*||L||L||L||L||3|
|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.
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- 1992 America's Cup ultimatesail.com