At the opening ceremony, nine former winning Cup helmsmen were introduced to thunderous applause from 2,800 people--a magic moment akin to having nine Super Bowl MVPs appear together. Simply walking along High Street meant seeing one Cup legend after another. Dennis Conner was stopped repeatedly for autographs, and the story was the same for Bill Ficker, Ted Hood, Halsey Herreshoff, Alan Bond, Michael Fay, John Bertrand, Bruno Troublé, Sir James Hardy, Sir Peter Blake, Buddy Melges, Tom Whidden, and Russell Coutts. Ted Turner wasnt there, but ever present was the dean of American yacht design, Olin Stephens. Now 93, he raced during the day, continually talked about new design ideas, and still had time for the endless social whirl.