Plane That Carried America’s Cup Yacht Will Bring Supplies To Russia With AM-Soviet-Stash,
Plane That Carried America’s Cup Yacht Will Bring Supplies To Russia With AM-Soviet-Stash, Bjt
SAN DIEGO (AP) _ A huge cargo plane that brought a Russian yacht to compete in the America’s Cup regatta will return with toys, food and medicine.
The Antonov 124 cargo plane that carried the 75-foot sloop Age of Russia to San Diego was being loaded Saturday and Sunday with 70 tons of supplies, said Chris Haver, director of the syndicate that operates the yacht.
Toys were added at Russian President Boris Yeltsin’s request, he said.
The Aeroflot cargo plane, one of the world’s largest, arrived Friday after a flight via Anchorage, Alaska.
Age of Russia is not the officially recognized Russian syndicate for the 1992 America’s Cup regatta. The official team is the Red Star ’92, whose yacht remains unfinished in Estonia.
Officials of the America’s Cup Organizing Committee have asked the two syndicates to settle the dispute, possibly by merging their efforts.