sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Sail-World.com : America's Cup: Match point still eludes Emirates Team NZ
America's Cup: Match point still eludes Emirates Team NZ


'Emirates Team New Zealand and Oracle Team USA in pre start for race 16 on day 13 of America’s Cup 34. 23/9/2013'    Chris Cameron/ETNZ©

The elusive match point for Emirates Team New Zealand was again out of reach in San Francisco today.

And as Oracle crossed the finish line ahead, the longest America’s Cup in history was set to continue for another day.

Only one race was sailed after the start was delayed for 30 minutes and it produced another win for Oracle.

Skipper Dean Barker said the team was ready for another race this afternoon but again the weather called the shots. The delay meant the race committee ran out of time to run a second race.

NZL5 has sat on match point for five days as a vastly improved Oracle has chipped away, winning five races on the trot.

Baker was upbeat after racing: 'We don’t want to trade positions. We would still rather be on match point,' a reference to the points table, led by Emirates Team New Zealand by eight point to six. Nine points are needed to win the America’s Cup.

'It’s a battle and Oracle has stepped it up a lot. We are racing against a boat that is much better than when it first started.

'It has been a rough road the last couple of days. It is very, very close. We have to sail well, get ahead and win. We are motivated to work even harder to make sure we do finish this thing off.'

Tomorrow’s forecast is for winds at the upper end of the range.



Standings (first to 9 points wins)
Emirates Team New Zealand – 8
Oracle Team USA – 6

Race 16 performance data
Course: 5 Legs/10.21 nautical miles
Elapsed time: OTUSA – 30:43, ETNZ – 31:16
Delta: OTUSA +:33
Total distance sailed: OTUSA – 11.8 NM, ETNZ – 11.7 NM
Average speed: OTUSA – 23.21 knots (27 mph), ETNZ – 22.46 knots (26 mph)
Top speed: OTUSA – 38.05 knots (44 mph), ETNZ – 36.61 knots (42 mph)
Windspeed: Average – 12.0 knots, Peak – 14.1 knots
Number of tacks/gybes: OTUSA – 10/10, ETNZ – 10/10


by Warren Douglas

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=114935

5:03 AM Tue 24 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:

25 Sep 2013  America's Cup: Monsta's view of the key moments of the 34th Match
24 Sep 2013  America's Cup: Day 13 - Images from Ashore and Afloat
24 Sep 2013  America's Cup: Images of Day 13 by Carlo Borlenghi
24 Sep 2013  America's Cup: Am-Cam Video of Races 14 and 15
24 Sep 2013  Oracle Team USA takes another step towards defending the America’s Cup
24 Sep 2013  America's Cup: Kiwi Media Session, Barker and Davies - Day 13
24 Sep 2013  America's Cup: Non-stop Oracle - Day 13
24 Sep 2013  America's Cup - A Groundhog win
24 Sep 2013  America's Cup - The Oxygen Masks have dropped from the ceiling
24 Sep 2013  America's Cup Race 16 - Video Replay
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World

































Team GBR’s Sparky on the Road to Rio (Part Two) *Feature by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team,


















Team GBR on the Road to Rio (Part One) by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team,
















Doyle's Mike Sanderson flying above the Hauraki Gulf on a foiling SL33 *Feature
ISAF World Sailing Cup: Generational 'Game-On' in 49er Fleet at Hyeres
Sailing World Cup Hyeres- Top sailors to face off as Gold Fleet Racing
Anti-boating legislation debated in Florida House
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Day 2 Laser images by Franck Socha
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Day 2 Nacra 17 images by Franck Socha
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Mitakis lead reduced on day 2
Will late spring thaw spell trouble for boaters?
Byte CII Worlds and YOG Continental Qualifier at Riva del Garda
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères - Battle continues for U.S. sailors
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Qualification stage comes to a close
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Day 2 images by Franck Socha
ISAF SWC Hyeres - Nacra Silver medal debutantes continue to improve
Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - Cheers on the dock
Spindrift 2 criss-crosses the Bay of Biscay
45th anniversary of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston's record circumnavigation
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Sailors tweet about opening day
49er Blog: Glorious racing to kick start Hyeres World Cup
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Continuous close racing
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères - Fluttering flags whet sailors appetite
Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - Race 4 images by Jude Robertson   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider Day 1   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Day 1 Nacra 17 images by Thom Touw   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Day 1 Laser images by Thom Touw   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres: Ioannis Mitakis leads Finns after day 1   
RC44 Cascais Cup - Fresh faces join the line-up   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Excellent racing on opening day   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Images by Yvan Zedda and Franck Socha   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Day 1 images by Franck Socha   
Hyeres World Cup: Kiwis lead but Outteridge Jensen back in 49er fray   
Belcher and Ryan lead from the start in Hyeres   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères - Race day 1 ready for lift off   
Clipper Round the World Race 11 - Tense match downwind racing on Day 2   
Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - Day 3 an absolute gem   
Quantum Key West 2015 dates confirmed   
Flying Tigers 'Psych' - on Lake Lanier they pronounce it Zhik   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres: Anticipation intensifies as start nears   
Clipper Round the World Race - Race 11 start images by Chuck Lantz   
27th Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta 2014 - Big breeze on the butterfly   
Rolex China Sea Race 2014 - Pryde and Joy for Hi Fi   


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.
X6XL NEW US