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Teams open competition Tuesday

Updated: September 28, 2002, 5:22 PM ET
Associated Press

AUCKLAND, New Zealand -- The America's Cup was officially launched Saturday when 10 teams from seven countries marched through downtown in a colorful parade.

The heart of Auckland's business district was closed to traffic and an estimated 60,000 people moved through central Queen Street as teams marched in procession to the harbor.

Three teams from the United States, two from Italy and others from Sweden, France, Switzerland and Britain will open the competition Tuesday for ...

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