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America's Cup - Race win for Oracle Team USA on day 2 of the Finals    
Mon, 9 Sep 2013

On day two of the America's Cup Finals, Oracle Team USA won Race 4 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 ninepoints 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

Upcoming America’s Cup Schedule

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)

Americas Cup website

by Irene Corosu



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