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A September 1988 New York Times article summed up the 1988 America's Cup series, "Both boats were designed for San Diego's light September winds, and each, in her own way, is an extraordinary achievement. Under optimal conditions both can sail faster than the speed of the wind, either upwind, downwind or reaching, something no America's Cup boat has ever been able to do. In practice, Stars and Stripes, with its hard sail that resembles an airplane wing, had exceeded the downwind performance of any vessel in history, sailing at 1.5 times the speed of the wind."

1998 America's Cup
Skipper, Dennis Conner
Chicago - Mackinac Record
Skipper, Steve Fossett
18 hours, 50 minutes, 32 seconds
Newport - Ensenada Record
Steve Fossett
6 hours, 46 minutes, 40 seconds




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