Wednesday, September 18, 2013

America's Cup Racing Postponed Due To Wild Winds

All racing scheduled for Day 7 of the 34th America’s Cup has been postponed until tomorrow.
Photo: © ACEA/Photo Gilles Martin-Raget
Races 11 and 12 were postponed due to strong winds in excess of the prescribed limit. Today’s wind limit of 20.1 knots was especially low because of a strong ebb (outgoing) tide on San Francisco Bay. The ebb tide flows against the prevailing wind direction and creates a challenging sea state for the AC72 catamarans. At the time of postponement (1:31 pm PT), the wind was blowing 25 knots.
Photo: © ACEA/Photo Gilles Martin-Raget
The two races are rescheduled to tomorrow, at 1:15 pm and 2:15 pm PT, respectively.
Photo: © ACEA/ Photo Abner Kingman
Challenger Emirates Team New Zealand leads defender ORACLE TEAM USA 7-1. The winner of the 34th America’s Cup will be the first team to score 9 points. For the Kiwis that means two additional race wins and for ORACLE TEAM USA it means eight. ORACLE TEAM USA’s first two victories don’t count towards its scoreline due to a penalty imposed by the International Jury.
Photo: © ACEA/ Photo Abner Kingman
Racing resumes Tuesday with Races 11 and 12, scheduled for 1:15 pm PT and 2:15 pm PT.

34th America’s Cup Standings (first to 9 points wins)
Emirates Team New Zealand – 7

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