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IBM TO BE TITLE SPONSOR OF THE IBM/ETCHELLS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

 IBM TO BE TITLE SPONSOR OF THE IBM/ETCHELLS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
 WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM Corporation today announced that it will be the title sponsor of the 1992 IBM/Etchells World Championship at the Larchmont Yacht Club, Larchmont, N.Y., Sept. 20-25. More than 50 boats are expected to compete in the event.
 During the championship, IBM will set up a computer-driven multimedia display to provide people with information on boat designs, yachting personalities, well-known sailboat races and the history of sailing. The information will be presented in full motion color video and sound by touching a computer screen linked to an IBM Personal System/2(see Note A) computer.
 IBM also will provide PS/2(A) computers that will be used to help manage and organize the championship.
 IBM sailboat racing sponsorships include title sponsor of the IBM/Sailing World National Offshore One-Design (NOOD) regattas, associate sponsor of Yachting Magazine's 1992 Race Weeks, presenting sponsor of The BOC Challenge 1990-91 and 1994-95 single-handed around- the-world sailboat race and a corporate sponsor of the Partnership of America's Cup Technology (PACT).
 The 1992 IBM/Etchells World Championship is expected to include well-known America's Cup sailors such as Dennis Connors, Gary Jobson and Peter Isler from the United States; John Bertrand and Peter Gilmour from Australia; and Chris Law from England.
 (A) -- Indicates registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation
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 /CONTACT: Tracy O'Neill of IBM, 914-642-5412; or Ben Cesare of Sail Sports International, 203-222-0100/ CO: IBM Corporation ST: New York IN: CPR SU:


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