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America's Cup 2013 -Day 11 -Blown Out

by Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team on 22 Sep 2013
34th America’s Cup, Day 11 © Andy Green https://twitter.com/britishracingg
America's Cup 2013 - Once again Emirates Team New Zealand can win the America's Cup today. All they need is medium weather and a really good start. Something they have not managed in recent days.

A weak southerly front is currently passing across San Francisco Bay, bringing rain to the course area.

It is predicted that by 1330 the wind will have settled from the west at around 15 knots and all will be normal.

The two AC72's are currently still at their moorings.

Race officals say the skies are clearing a couple of miles offshore.

As with many many things in life, its all about timing.

With a late start expected, it's likely this will be a one race day.

And if that race belongs to the defenders Oracle Team USA then the pressure will rack up on the challenger and the four million Kiwis following every tack and gybe.

Stephen Barclay, who should know says the earliest start will be at 1345

The two AC72's have been released from moorings. RC hoping for 14:15 PDT start (9:15 NZST, 23:15 CEST)'

Iain Murray shows that the wind is still at 180-190. The offshore breeze is coming from the right direction, but right now its matter of watching the clock and the compass.

As the clock wound down the start of Race 14 has been rescheduled to 1440 as the race committee waits for the wind settle down.

The race committee has pushed the start time back to 1430 in the interest of letting the wind settle down. The committee would like to see a direction of 230 degrees across the racecourse. As regatta director Iain Murray intimated this morning, this is far too important a race to have a skewed racecourse.

Reports from on board the official committee boat, had it that the wind was only 5 degrees off the required direction and strength was about 15kts. The racing was called off about seven minutes before the start.

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