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THE CLUB MEN
Robert c. (Bob) McCullough, 63, former commodore of the New York Yacht Club (N.Y.Y.C.) and head of America's Cup syndicates in 1970 and '74. In 1983, McCullough was chairman of the America's Cup Committee, also known as "the selection committee," the group of nine N.Y.Y.C. members charged with conducting three months of trials and then choosing the yacht to represent the N.Y.Y.C. in the Cup defense.
Emil (Bus) Mosbacher, 61, an influential member of the America's Cup Committee, a businessman from Greenwich, Conn., chief of protocol in the Richard M. Nixon Administration and the skipper of Weatherly, which successfully defended the Cup against Australia's Gretel in 1962, and of Intrepid when she was the successful defender in '67 against Australia's Dame Pattie.
THE SYNDICATE MEN
Charles (Chuck) Kirsch, 56, chairman of the Defender/Courageous syndicate and a Midwestern businessman. He was recently chosen to direct the America II Challenge syndicate that will represent the N.Y.Y.C. in its quest for the Cup in Perth in '87.
Martin J. (Max) O'Meara, 55, operations manager for the Defender/Courageous syndicate, a businessman from Hartford, Conn. and a yachtsman who has been involved, both on a crew and on shore, in four Cup campaigns, beginning with Ted Turner's unsuccessful attempt with Mariner in 1974.
Alan Bond, 45, a Western Australian con-glomerateur and self-made zillionaire whose money and drive have fueled four Cup challenges. With Australia II, Bond hit pay dirt.
Ben Lexcen, 47, the eccentric genius whose Australia II, with her radical winged keel, sailed away from six foreign challengers and then from Liberty, 4-3, in the Cup races.