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America’s Cup – the defining race

by Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team on 29 Jun 2007
SUI100 and NZL92 just before start gun of Race 4. Thierry Martinez/Alinghi - Copyright
Tonight could be the defining race in the 32nd America’s Cup – will the faster boat or the better sailors win, in what our Sail-World NZL editor Richard Gladwell likes to call, the series between the first and second Kiwi crews.

Tonight's winner will be only two races from victory and the pressure will be building. While it does seem that Alinghi is the slightly faster boat, the start is critical, as is the weather call from Australian Roger 'Clouds' Badham and it only takes one error to change the race result.

If you can’t get to Foxsport 3 tonight, then click through to Sail-World’s link to the broadband coverage - its pay to view but you can watch the same vision - or else join the 100,000+ sailors who have already visited Sail-World this month and read our race wrap from 1am ... all our coverage will be online by 5:30am.

We have THE definitive online coverage with news, images and analysis, with Richard Gladwell, Bob Fisher, Andy Rice and Mark Chisnell.

Today…we have the photo series from the mast top…. You can make up your mind on that protest. If you did not see Race 2- you missed an epic battle, tonight could be the same - 11pm EST.

Believe it or not there is other news.

Rohan Veal is leading the Moth Worlds, Nitro Drennan is current coming fifth in the Cowes Etchells behind Jud Smith, up front its Beadsworth and Razmilovic…

Some interesting industry news as Hanse continues to deliver bigger boats now it’s the 630e – watch the video on

Now the guys from Sydney Yachting Centre have stepped up to the plate taking on Australian and New Zealand distribution for Delphia.

Make sure you visit for all the news this weekend.

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