America Cup - Emirates Team New Zealand opens 2-0 lead

34th America’s Cup - Oracle vs ETNZ in action; Racing at San Francisco (USA,CA)
Emirates Team New Zealand leads the 34th America’s Cup 2-0 after the first day of racing. The Kiwi crew, led by skipper Dean Barker, won the two races by 36 and 52 seconds in some fantastic racing.

'That was a fantastic day. We’re really happy with how it all panned out,' said Kiwi tactician Ray Davies.

'That’s not the result we wanted,' said Oracle team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill. 'I think the boats are very close and the boys did a good job on board. We were surprised not to get them a penalty in the start in Race 2, and we weren’t able to accelerate as quick as they did. It’s difficult to come back from behind; they didn’t make many mistakes after that. The boats are very close and tomorrow’s another day.'

34th America’s Cup Standings (first to 9 points wins)
Emirates Team New Zealand – 2
Oracle team USA – 0

Race 1 Performance Data
Course: 5 Legs/9.71 nautical miles
Elapsed Time: ETNZ – 23:30, OTUSA – 24:06
Delta: ETNZ +:36
Total distance sailed: ETNZ – 11.7 NM, OTUSA – 11.4 NM
Average Speed: ETNZ – 30.07 knots (35 mph), OTUSA – 28.58 knots (33 mph)
Top Speed: ETNZ – 43.54 knots (50 mph), OTUSA – 42.51 knots (49 mph)
Windspeed: Average – 16 knots, Peak – 21 knots

Race 2 Performance Data
Course: 5 Legs/10.11 nautical miles
Elapsed Time: ETNZ – 22:46, OTUSA – 23:38
Delta: ETNZ +:52
Total distance sailed: ETNZ – 11.3 NM, OTUSA – 11.3 NM
Average Speed: ETNZ – 30.12 knots (35 mph), OTUSA – 28.92 knots (33 mph)
Top Speed: ETNZ – 46 knots (53 mph), OTUSA – 42.87 knots (49 mph)
Windspeed: Average – 16.6 knots, Peak – 19.5 knots

Upcoming America’s Cup Schedule
Sunday, Sept. 8: Race 3 (1:15 pm PT), Race 4 (2:15 pm PT)
Tuesday, Sept. 10: Race 5 (1:15 pm PT), Race 6 (2:15 pm PT)
Thursday, Sept. 12: Race 7 (1:15 pm PT), Race 8 (2:15 pm PT)
Saturday, Sept. 14: Race 9 (1:15 pm PT), Race 10* (2:15 pm PT)
Sunday, Sept. 15: Race 11* (1:15 pm PT), Race 12* (2:15 pm PT)
(*If necessary)

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