On Friday, August 17, American yachtsman Dennis Conner, aka “Mr. America’s Cup,” will visit the New York Stock Exchange and ring The Opening BellSM. Conner, recently voted America’s Greatest Sailor by his peers at US Sailing, is noted for winning the bronze medal at the 1976 Olympics, two Star World Championships, and four wins in the America's Cup.
Watch the video of the ringing.
Dennis Conner Bio:
Dennis is best known for his participation in the America’s Cup. He competed in 1974, 1977, 1980, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1992, 1995, 2000 and 2003. He has won the cup four times and lost it twice. Because of his 30 years of America’s Cup experience he is known to many as ‘Mr. America’s Cup’. He is the only person to be pictured on the cover of Sports Illustrated with the President of The United States, Ronald Regan (February 1987 issue). Conner was also pictured on the cover of Time Magazine (Feb. 9, 1987).
While he has achieved great feats with the America’s Cup, Dennis is also regarded as one of the best all-around sailors on the water. He has filled every position from bowman to helmsman and has competed in all sizes of boats, from the smallest one man dinghies, through two man Olympic classes to the largest ocean racing Maxi-Yachts. Link to full bio: http://www.dennisconner.com/dennis-conner-biography.htm.