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America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ update for Day 7


'America’s Cup Day 7 San Francisco. Emirates Team NZ returns from a training session after the racing was cancelled for the day'    Richard Gladwell ©    Click Here to view large photo

The wind won the day at San Francisco when Day 7 racing of 34th America's Cup was postponed until tomorrow. With an ebb tide of a strong 2.7 knots the wind limit at the start time was 20.3 knots.

The ebb tide flows against the wind direction and creates a challenging sea state for the AC72s.

The wind continued to build as it does at this time of the year in San Francisco and the race committee pulled the plug at 1.31pm when the wind strength was a consistent 25 knots.As the AC72 returned to base gusts of 32 knots were experienced.

Tomorrow, wind conditions will start to moderate and so will the strength of the tide.

Races 11 and 12 are rescheduled to tomorrow, at 1:15 pm and 2:15 pm San Francisco time.

Emirates Team New Zealand leads Oracle 7-1. The winner of the 34th America’s Cup will be the first team to score nine points.



America’s Cup Day 7 San Francisco. Race Committee Boat after the abandonment of racing -  Richard Gladwell_©   Click Here to view large photo

Golden Gate Bridge towers over the race course after the abandonment of racing on Day 7 -  Richard Gladwell_©   Click Here to view large photo

America’s Cup Day 7 San Francisco. Emirates Team NZ on a training run before racing was abandoned -  Richard Gladwell_©   Click Here to view large photo

America’s Cup Day 7 San Francisco. Emirates Team NZ at the end of a short training run before racing was abandoned for the day. -  Richard Gladwell_©   Click Here to view large photo

America’s Cup Day 7 San Francisco. Emirates Team NZ prepares for a possible race start for Race 11 -  Richard Gladwell_©   Click Here to view large photo

America’s Cup Day 7 San Francisco. New Zealand fans on Day 7 at the end of Pier 23 -  Richard Gladwell_©   Click Here to view large photo

America’s Cup Day 7 San Francisco. Spectators on a cruise ship watch the AC72’s return on Day 7 -  Richard Gladwell_©   Click Here to view large photo

America’s Cup Day 7 San Francisco. New Zealand fans on Day 7 at the end of Pier 23 -  Richard Gladwell_©   Click Here to view large photo


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