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STARS AND STRIPES STAYS ALIVE

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A win over favored Paul Cayard and America One keeps Team Dennis Conner in the fight for a spot in the Louis Vuitton Finals.
One race remains for Stars and Stripes against America True to gain the one point to tie with Prada, the Italian Team. A tie will require a sail off between the two teams.
After losing one point in a equipment protest, and losing a race to Prada, every race has been a 'must win' for Stars and Stripes.
Ken Read, helmsman of Stars & Stripes, on the fight to stay alive: "It’s been a hard couple of weeks. It has been very trying for our entire team. Every race is do or die. We’ve known that for a while. It seems like we’ve known that for three months. Emotionally it is wearing on everybody. There’s no doubt about that. But it’s great to see the whole team . . . once the boat leaves the dock, everybody just goes back into sailing mode again."

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