Sunday, September 15, 2013

America's Cup

At his morning briefing, Regatta Director Iain Murray said that both ORACLE TEAM USA and Emirates Team New Zealand had been issued new rating certificates. Although he didn’t elaborate on the extent of the modifications, one is very clear on the defender’s yacht: a new, shorter bowsprit.

Last ditch efforts on the traitor's boat. Wonder what was done to our boat?

The wind is forecast to be near the top end of the range at 19-23 knots and the second race could bump up against the wind limit. PRO John Craig says, “It’s going to be windy today.”
Compounding the problem is an ebb (outgoing) tide, which reduces the base wind limit of 23 knots. For the first race the wind limit is 21.7 knots and for the second it’s 22.6 knots.

The first race may not be at the wind limit, but I think the crews will experience the roughest water they’ve seen.
Emirates Team New Zealand has port entry in both pre-starts today.

The current weather still could be a show stopper today.

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