1995 America's Cup

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29th America's Cup
Photograph of Black Magic (NZL 32) in a museum display.
Black Magic (NZL 32) on display at New Zealand Maritime Museum, Auckland
Defender  United States
Defender club:San Diego Yacht Club
Yacht:Young America
Challenger  New Zealand
Challenger club:Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron
Yacht:Black Magic (NZL 32)
Competition
Location:San Diego, United States
Dates:6–13 May 1995
Rule:International America's Cup Class
Winner:Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron
Score:5–0

The 29th America's Cup was contested between the winner of the 1995 Citizen Cup, Team Dennis Conner, with the yacht Young America (USA–36), and the winner of the 1995 Louis Vuitton Cup, Team New Zealand, with the yacht Black Magic (NZL 32). New Zealand won five races straight to take the cup away from the US for only the second time in 144 years.

Races[edit]

Date Winner Yacht Loser Yacht Score Delta
6 May 1995 Black Magic NZL 32 Young America USA 36 1-0 2:45
8 May 1995 Black Magic NZL 32 Young America USA 36 2-0 4:14
9 May 1995 Black Magic NZL 32 Young America USA 36 3-0 1:51
11 May 1995 Black Magic NZL 32 Young America USA 36 4-0 3:37
13 May 1995 Black Magic NZL 32 Young America USA 36 5-0 1:50

Crew[edit]

Team New Zealand[edit]

Role[1] Name
Skipper / Helmsman Russell Coutts
Afterguard Brad Butterworth (Tactician), Tom Schnackenberg (Navigator), Murray Jones, Rick Dodson
Foredeck Dean Phipps, Joe Allen, Matthew Mason, Jeremy Scantlebury, Ross Halcrow
Grinders Craig Monk, Andrew Taylor
Sail Trimmers Simon Daubney, Robbie Naismith, Warwick Fleury, Peter Blake

Team Dennis Conner[edit]

Role[1] Name
Skipper / Helmsman Dennis Conner
Afterguard Paul Cayard (Tactician/Helmsman), Jim Brady (Navigator), Tom Whidden
Foredeck Greg Prussia, Ralf Steitz, T.A. McCann, Josh Belsky, Wally Henry
Grinders Rock Ferrigno, Jim Nicholas, Paul Larkin, Brad Rodi
Sail Trimmers Steven Erickson, Bill Trenkle, Jud Smith

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Roberts, Rich (4 May 1995). "America's Cup '95 : A Kiwi Cruise?". Los Angeles Times.

Coordinates: 32°47′N 114°09′W / 32.783°N 114.150°W / 32.783; -114.150