sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : America's Cup - Defender's race 13 win forces the Cup to day 11
America's Cup - Defender's race 13 win forces the Cup to day 11


'20/09/2013 - San Francisco (USA,CA) - 34th America’s Cup - OracleTeam USA vs Emirates Team New Zealand, Race Day 10'    © ACEA / Photo Gilles Martin-Raget

On day 10 of the 34th America's Cup, Emirates Team New Zealand came within one nautical mile of winning, but then fell afoul of the 40-minute time limit. When Race 13 was re-sailed, the Kiwis were thwarted by a penalty and good speed from defender Oracle Team USA.

Oracle Team USA won the second attempt at Race 13 by 1 minute, 24 seconds after staring down the barrel of defeat. The defender was trailing by an estimated eight-tenths of a nautical mile in the first attempt, which was abandoned when the 40-minute time limit expired and with the Kiwis eying the finish line.

Oracle Team USA’s fifth win kept the match alive at least one more day. Emirates Team New Zealand leads 8-3 and needs just one more victory to win the America’s Cup for the third time (1995, 2000). Oracle Team USA, on the other hand, needs to win six consecutive races to retain the trophy it won in 2010, after being penalized two points by the International Jury.

Jimmy Spithill, Oracle Team USA - 34th America’s Cup - Final Match - Racing Day 10 -  © ACEA / Photo Gilles Martin-Raget  
'It was disappointing to be that close yet so far away,' said Emirates Team New Zealand skipper Dean Barker. 'Sometimes it’s just not meant to be. The guys are very positive. We know we can win, we just have to put it together on the day.'

'What can you do? Sometimes a couple of things go your way,' said Spithill of the first race that expired with the time limit. 'We’re in a position where we have to take those things, but what a fantastic second race by the guys, really standing strong.'

In the re-sail of Race 13, Barker fended off an aggressive move by Spithill in the prestart. Spithill went for a late push with about 25 seconds to the start, but Barker positioned himself to force Spithill to head up and into Emirates Team New Zealand’s bad air, and the Kiwis led by three seconds at the first turning mark.

On the ensuing run, Oracle Team USA rode a puff into a compromising position for Emirates Team New Zealand. The Kiwis were on port while the defender was on starboard. Spithill pulled his helm over hard to avoid a collision and the umpires penalized Emirates Team New Zealand.

'The better move would’ve been to jibe before them and protect the long starboard,' said Kiwi tactician Ray Davies. 'In a click more breeze you’re able to jibe in front of them and keep forward, but in that lighter air, by the time you hook up, you’re in their gas.'

The Kiwis further complicated their race at the leeward gate. They were close behind Oracle Team USA but the defender got to the three-boat length zone and earned rights to round the right-hand gate. That forced Emirates Team New Zealand to round the left-hand mark at approximately five knots boatspeed while Oracle Team USA was steaming upwind at approximately 20 knots.

'There was a big right-hand shift coming into that gate,' said Oracle Team USA’s Ben Ainslie. 'We waited until the last second to make our decision. We were waiting to see their move before making our choice. It was a last-second thing which went well.'

20/09/2013 - San Francisco (USA,CA) - 34th America’s Cup - Oracle Team USA vs Emirates Team New Zealand, Race Day 10 -  © ACEA / Ricardo Pinto  

After another near miss – for both teams – Emirates Team New Zealand remains on the precipice of winning the America’s Cup, while Oracle Team USA has no margin for error. Although the defender dodged a bullet today, the odds are still in favor of the challenger, which needs one win to the defender’s six. Both teams are confident of their chances and hoping for a little luck.

'Luck is something you never walk away from,' said Barker. 'It’s a case of executing a race. We entered today with a much better attitude than yesterday. Maybe we didn’t sail as well as we could’ve in that race, but we have a lot of confidence that we can go out and race to win.'

'We believe we can win. It’s as simple as that,' said Spithill. 'With these boats on that racecourse, you can dodge all sorts of bullets out there. At the start of regatta it felt like everything was going against us. Now it feels like it’s starting to turn.'

Races 14 and 15 are slated for tomorrow, scheduled to start at 1:15 pm PT and 2:15 pm PT.

34th America’s Cup Standings (first to nine points wins)

Emirates Team New Zealand – 8
Oracle Team USA – 3

Race 13 Performance Data

Course: Five Legs/10.08 nautical miles
Elapsed Time: OTUSA – 27:20, ETNZ – 28:44
Delta: OTUSA +1:24
Total distance sailed: OTUSA – 10.9 NM, ETNZ – 10.8 NM
Average Speed: OTUSA – 24.16 knots (28 mph), ETNZ – 22.63 knots (26 mph)
Top Speed: OTUSA – 33.90 knots (39 mph), ETNZ – 33.74 knots (39 mph)
Windspeed: Average – 9.8 knots, Peak – 13.2 knots
Number of Tacks/Jibes: OTUSA – 5/7, ETNZ – 6/8

Upcoming America’s Cup Schedule

Saturday, Sept. 21: Race 14 (1:15 pm PT), Race 15* (2:15 pm PT)
Sunday, Sept. 22: Race 16* (1:15 pm PT), Race 17* (2:15 pm PT)
Monday, Sept. 23: Race 18* (1:15 pm PT), Race 19* (2:15 pm PT)
(*If necessary)

Americas Cup


by Irene Corosu

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=114763

12:59 AM Sat 21 Sep 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
2013 America's Cup

Related News Stories:

21 Sep 2013  Gladwell's Line: Cup fever hits New Zealand heartland
21 Sep 2013  America's Cup - The Answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the Wind
21 Sep 2013  America's Cup - Action shots from day 10 on San Francisco Bay
21 Sep 2013  America's Cup Race 13 -Video Replay - Is the tide turning?
21 Sep 2013  America's Cup Race 13 - Nine lives for the USA Cat
21 Sep 2013  America's Cup - More photos from abandoned race 13
21 Sep 2013  America's Cup 2013 - Friday Race 13 - Unlucky for some
21 Sep 2013  America's Cup - Photos from race 13, a race abandoned
21 Sep 2013  America's Cup Race 13 and maybe 14 Streaming Live here !!
21 Sep 2013  America's Cup - Shore side images from San Francisco
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World



































































Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Light wind opener in Vannes
International Moth Worlds: Rashley ahead as Aussies close in
ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - American unbeatable on day 1
RS Feva World Championships - All set at Yacht Club de Carnac
ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards - Nominations now open
BIC Techno 293 Worlds - Steady winds on day 2 + Video
29er North American Open Championship - Qualifying series wraps up
Opening ceremony O'pen Bic World Cup, Travemunde Week, Germany
Six Metre Europeans - Wind fails to make an appearance on day 2
Edgartown Race Weekend - Let the sailing (and good times) begin
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Action commences July 23
International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video
Spirits high as Team Alvimedica completes Transatlantic crossing
Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature
29er North American Championship - Day 1 in Kingston
Red Bull 49erFX: First look at the Olympic sailing venue at Rio
Fuerteventura Kiteboarding Grand Slam - Classic conditions on day 3
NYYC Race Week Part II images by Rolex/Daniel Forster
Drowning or electric shock? What you need to know to help save a life
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 1
Six Metre European Championship - Blazing sunshine on opening day   
National Sailing Hall of Fame to present Lifetime Achievement Award   
International Moth Worlds: Greenhalgh and Rashley tied at the top   
PWA Pozo World Cup - Fantastic finale determines winners   
Six Metre Class British Open Championship - Llanoria and Valhalla win   
Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games   
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA holds foiling camp at Wangi SC   
Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi OR completes double Atlantic crossing   
Volvo Ocean Race: Team SCA has a 'pull through day' off the Canaries   
No tiller sailing - how to steer using just the sails + Video   
International Moth Worlds: Three bullets in a row for Greenhalgh   
U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship - Sophia Reineke wins   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 0 Opening   
Fuerteventura World Cup - Slalom action highlights day 2   
2014 Governor's Cup - Sam Gilmour of RFBYC victorious again   
Farr 40 West Coast Champ - Skipper Alberto Rossi leads Enfant Terrible   
Flying Dutchman World Championships - Magyars are the Masters   
Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek   
2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica pushing towards Southampton   
NYYC Race Week - Saving the best for last   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT