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Monday, September 9, 2013

Oracle Team USA Wins Race 4, ETNZ lead America's Cup 3-0

Oracle Team USA won Race 4 of the 2013 America’s Cup Final in an amazing display of boathandling. With the wind blowing 22 knots and each team’s AC72 seemingly on the verge of control, Oracle Team USA scored an 8-second victory.

Challenger Emirates Team New Zealand leads the series 3-0, however, due to a penalty imposed on the defender by the international jury. Oracle Team USA won’t get a point on the scoreboard until its third victory.

Tomorrow is an off day for the America’s Cup before racing resumes on Tuesday with Race 5 and 6, scheduled to start at 1:15 pm PT and 2:15 pm PT.

34th America’s Cup Standings (first to 9 points wins)
Emirates Team New Zealand – 3
Oracle Team USA – 0

Race 3 Performance Data

Course: 5 Legs/9.94 nautical miles
Elapsed Time: ETNZ – 25:00, OTUSA – 25:28
Delta: ETNZ +:28
Total distance sailed: ETNZ – 11.8 NM, OTUSA – 12.1 NM
Average Speed: ETNZ – 28.57 knots (33 mph), OTUSA – 28.62 knots (33 mph)
Top Speed: ETNZ – 42.25 knots (49 mph), OTUSA – 41.37 knots (48 mph)
Windspeed: Average – 16.8 knots, Peak – 19.3 knots

Race 4 Performance Data

Course: 5 Legs/9.94 nautical miles
Elapsed Time: OTUSA – 22:42, ETNZ – 22:50
Delta: OTUSA +:08
Total distance sailed: OTUSA – 11.7 NM, ETNZ – 11.7 NM
Average Speed: OTUSA – 30.99 knots (36 mph), ETNZ – 30.92 knots (36 mph)
Top Speed: OTUSA – 45.97 knots (53 mph), ETNZ – 44.98 knots (52 mph)
Windspeed: Average – 19.5 knots, Peak – 23.3 knots

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