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Sunday, September 22, 2013

America's Cup - Keeps On Keeping On - Race Day 12

Yesterday’s postponement of Race 14 was unfortunate but necessary in the grand scheme of the 34th America’s Cup. With Emirates Team New Zealand on match point and ORACLE TEAM USA needing six wins, a skewed race does no one any favors. For reference, see Race 13 on Friday when a 50-degree wind shift skewed the racing in favor of the leader.
Photo: © ACEA/Photo Gilles Martin-Raget
Today, however, the front has passed and sunny skies with brisk winds are expected.
Photo: © ACEA/Photo Gilles Martin-Raget
“Sunday it should clear up,” Principal Race Officer John Craig said yesterday. “The front is moving through and we should be able to get two races in on Sunday from 230-240 wind direction and 14-16 knots. We want to make sure it’s a quality race that’s fair for everyone.”
Photo: © ACEA/Photo Gilles Martin-Raget
Today marks the autumnal equinox in the Northern Hemisphere. Fall begins at 1344 PT, nearly 30 minutes after the scheduled start of Race 14. It’s also the 16th day of the 34th America’s Cup, tying it with the 2003 America’s Cup in New Zealand as the longest match in history.

Race 14 is rescheduled to start at 1:15 pm PT and Race 15 at 2:15 pm PT.

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