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All sailors rescued from scene off Long Beach

Updated: July 24, 2002, 8:01 AM ET
Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- The high-tech, $5 million racing sloop went down in about 55 feet of water a mile off the coast of Long Beach.

But yachtsman Dennis Conner insists there is "no question'' the boat can be repaired in time for the America's Cup trials, which begin Oct. 1 off Auckland, New Zealand.

"We'll be sailing again before the trials and everything will be fine,'' he said Tuesday. "We're extremely fortunate.''

All 15 crew members aboard the Stars & Stripes were rescued after it ...

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