Wednesday, September 25, 2013

America's Cup Goes Down To The Wire in Final Showdown Race

In one of the most spectacular comebacks in America's Cup and sporting history, Oracle Team USA have levelled the score to 8-8 against Emirates Team New Zealand after being 1-8 down just over a week ago.
Photo: Lulu Roseman
Oracle Team USA have won the last seven races in a row as the final match is due to commence at 1:15pm Pacific Time today in San Francisco Bay.
Photo: Lulu Roseman
The weather forecast is the only element that could delay the race with a strong 20-23 knot breeze forecast that is expected to build during the afternoon.
Photo: Lulu Roseman
Regatta Director Iain Murray said  at the morning weather briefing in front of the media that the south west breeze is nice and steady and under sunny skies racing is expected to get away on time.

The wind limit has been extended to 24.4 knots for today's showdown race and from the 1315 start time the wind limit will come down 0.1 knot every 10 seconds because  the breeze is likely to increase.

Hang onto your hair extensions, this ride is set to be a wild one.

Lulu Roseman

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