sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : America's Cup 2013 - Now its Match point
America's Cup 2013 - Now its Match point


'34th America’s Cup - Oracle Team USA vs Emirates Team New Zealand, Race Day 8'    © ACEA / Photo Gilles Martin-Raget

Race 11 - Day 8, Emirates Team New Zealand can win the 34th America's Cup today. They are 7-3 in the first to nine series against the defenders Oracle Team USA. But the AC45 Kingpost saga cost the Oracle crew two races so the 2013 America's Cup score is actually 7-1.

Emirates Team New Zealand into the box, this is a must win start for the Oracle Team USA.

The Kiwis protecting the left better positioned luffed Oracle almost to standstill and then powered to the first mark, a length ahead. Oracle time on distance was found wanting at the start. They could have led going into the start but from behind they struggled.

Oracle Team USA vs Emirates Team New Zealand, Race Day 8 -  © ACEA / Ricardo Pinto  

Down the run, Oracle gybed away looking for separation the Americans behind by more than 100 metres.
A split at the bottom mark, Oracle heads inshore only six seconds behind their rivals.

On the first cross Emirates’ were able to leebow and the Americans had to bounce away. On the second cross Oracle were four lengths behind but they cleared through to the right.

34th America’s Cup - Oracle Team USA vs Emirates Team New Zealand, Race Day 8 -  © ACEA / Ricardo Pinto  

At the top mark for the last time Oracle was behind by 17 seconds at the top mark.

Oracle was closing down the run. The lead reduced from 300 metres to 100 metres, but just not enough, a blast reach to the finish.

Oracle Team USA vs Emirates Team New Zealand, Race Day 8 -  © ACEA / Photo Gilles Martin-Raget  

Emirates Team New Zealand speed to victory. Now they are just one win away from the 34th America's Cup.

Dean Barker – ‘We had a nice little jump from the start, we are very happy to sneak away with a win.’

Jimmy Spithill ‘In hindsight we could have gybed and jumped ahead in the starting box.’

America’s Cup 2013 is now on Match point. Back in New Zealand its Thursday morning and no one is going to work, they are glued to their TV screens.

A brilliant Cup campaign by the Kiws. They have been up on the foils for year. It has been a time on the water, the rest of the challengers and the defenders have been playing catch up ever since.

Going into Race 12, the wind was lifting. 30 seconds from the start the wind went over the limit. Emirates Team New Zealand won the start but it was a theory only.

Back to the pre-start, with a three knot ebb, the wind limit is down under 20 knots, with the wind building as always.

Three times in the 15 minute cycle, the wind went over the limit and the clock started again. Then more gusts and the day is blown.

So Larry Ellison's Oracle Team USA is still alive but its not likely to be for long. Emirates Team New Zealand is one race from victory. Oracle has to win eight straight from here.


by Sail-World.com

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=114659

9:15 PM Wed 18 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:

19 Sep 2013  America's Cup images by Luna Rossa/Carlo Borlenghi
19 Sep 2013  America’s Cup - Emirates Team New Zealand pulls off
19 Sep 2013  America's Cup Race 11 Video Replay
19 Sep 2013  America's Cup 2013 - The Fat Lady is warbling in the dressing room
19 Sep 2013  34th America’s Cup - Cup battle continues
19 Sep 2013  America's Cup Race 11 Am-Cam - John Navas provides another view
19 Sep 2013  America's Cup 34 - Dark days for US of A as ETNZ reaches match point
19 Sep 2013  America's Cup : Mr. Sod has his say
19 Sep 2013  America's Cup - More photos from race 11 in San Francisco
19 Sep 2013  America's Cup - Action shots from race 11
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World









Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - 13 things to See and do by Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show,




Volvo Ocean Race: Update from Team Vestas Wind in images by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,








Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Classic Garda conditions on day 2 by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,
























Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Alessandro Rombelli's 'STIG' leads by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,






















2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - Day 2
2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship - It's go time in Garda
2nd Annual Keith Dinsmoor Regatta September 13-14
Aldo Alessio Regatta - Three days of tight racing
PWA Alacati World Cup - First blood to Van Der Steen and Offringa
Oakcliff Sailing hosts the Nacra 17, 49er and 49erFX Nationals + Video
International 18ft Skiff Regatta underway on San Francisco Bay
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2014 - Quality fleet for Maxi Classic
Sailing Champions League - which is Europe's best sailing club?
Weta fun at the Wine & Roses Regatta
Extreme Sailing Series: The Wave, Muscat claims victory on Cardiff Bay
International 14 World Championships 2015: Not just for boys
Rio de Janeiro achieves 50% treatment of sewage outflow *Feature
2014 AWT Quatro Desert Showdown - Event memorable videos
2014 18' Skiff Int Regatta: Day 1 at San Francisco - Reversal on beach
Emirates Team NZ: Last race boost cannot save team from table bottom
PWA Alacati World Cup - Furious slalom is upon us
J/111 World Championships - The Winner is Shmokin Joe!
J/24 US National Championship - Victory for Will Welles’ Cougar
Extreme Sailing Series: View the Final Day's action - Replay
NYYC Grandmasters Team Race - Reign continues for Noroton Yacht Club   
WSSR announces new World Record Around Britain and Ireland   
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Final day photos by Tim Wilkes   
2014 Detroit Cup - Morvan wins   
Newport Bucket Regatta 2014 -Images by George Bekris   
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Final report: USA qualifies for Rio 2016   
Extreme Sailing Series: Absent With-Out Leave – Ben Ainslie Racing   
2014 IFDS World Championship - New champions claim medals   
2014 IFDS World Championships - Sunday’s race images by Tim Wilkes   
Shark World Championships underway in Toronto   
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi second o'all - Extreme Sailing Series, Day 3   
Formula Kite World Championships - Nocher and Bridge crowned Champions   
Emirates Team NZ: Frustrating Day 3 in Extreme Sailing Series, Cardiff   
Extreme Sailing Series: Light winds help The Wave Muscat - Day 3   
Extreme Sailing Series 2014 Act five - Absent without leave – the wind   
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Images: Race day five   
Herreshoff Classic Regatta 2014 - Images by Ingrid Abery   
Youth Olympics - Gold to Argentinean and Chinese Techno 293 racers   
Youth Olympics Games Nanjing - Double Youth Olympic Gold for Singapore   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014 - Two Handers celebrate   


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