2000 America's Cup

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30th America's Cup
Defender  New Zealand
Defender club: Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron
Yacht: NZL 60
Challenger  Italy
Challenger club: Yacht Club Punta Ala
Yacht: ITA 45
Competition
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
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)
Backup Helmsman Dean Barker* (NZL)
Tactician Brad Butterworth (NZL)
Navigator Tom Schnackenberg (NZL)

* Sailed in Race 5
The crew included Rick Dodson,[1] Hamish Pepper, Jeremy Scantlebury, Murray Jones, Matthew Mason, Jeremy Lomas, Craig Monk, Chris Ward, Grant Loretz, Mike Drummond, Jono Macbeth, Barry McKay, Joe Allen, Nick Heron, Tony Rae,[2] Dean Phipps, Warwick Fleury and Simon Daubney. Peter Blake did not sail with the team in 2000, acting as the on-shore manager.[3]

Peter Evans was the backup tactician and ran the weather programme.[4]

Prada Challenge[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Finding their sea legs again: Former Team NZ hero and his Paralympics bid". Retrieved 23 July 2017.
  2. ^ "America's Cup final pits old against new". Retrieved 23 July 2017.
  3. ^ "America's Cup 2000". www.espn.com. Retrieved 23 July 2017.
  4. ^ "No P-class memories for Peter".