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America’s Cup World Series – San Diego day 1 not without its drama

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The America’s Cup World Series – San Diego commenced with the opening fleet races of the Port Cities Challenge.

For the first day of racing conditions were light and shifty and very wet for the nine race crews and at the end of day just one point separated the top four boats.

Emirates Team New Zealand and Artemis Racing are on equal points with China Team and Oracle Racing Coutts just one point back. The Chinese won their first race, race 2, in the AC World Series.

The light conditions only permitted two of the three scheduled races to be sailed, but both featured plenty of drama, despite the slower speeds. In fact, the fickle winds provided countless opportunities for heroic shifts up the leaderboard in race one, as the race course became a minefield for the tacticians.

Two teams to benefit late in Saturday’s first race were Artemis Racing and Emirates Team New Zealand, who both shot up the race course in the final moments, coming back from deep in the fleet. The Swedish Artemis Racing won the race with the Kiwis in second place, ahead of Oracle Racing Spithill – who had led much of the race – and Oracle Racing Coutts, with new skipper Darren Bundock at the helm.

'It was tough,' said Kiwi skipper Dean Barker. 'The first race we were pretty fortunate to hook into a nice pressure line of wind at the end. It's swings and roundabouts, but if you get the last one right it's a good feeling. In the second one we sailed a much better race.'

After waiting for the wind to build, the s
12/11/2011- San Diego (USA,CA) - 34th America’s Cup - San Diego America’s Cup World Series - Port Cities Challenge Day 1 -  ACEA - Photo Gilles Martin-Raget?nid=90668_©   Click Here to view large photo

The second race was sailed on a shorter race course. Oracle Racing Spithill and Team Korea jumped the start line and were penalized, while China Team sailed a flawless race to earn the win - their best finish to date in the America’s Cup World Series.

'That’s our first win,' confirmed China Team skipper Charlie Ogletree. 'It’s a great feeling. We’ve been working hard and I think the whole team deserves it, from shore team to management, to everyone. It’s huge. Everyone has been doing double duty, working really hard, so it’s a very positive thing for us.'

Despite the weather conditions, local fans braved the rain to gather at the end of Broadway Pier where the race boats ventured in just a few yards from the dock to make their turn around one of the marks of the course. The racing was up close and very personal for spectators on the dock.

The Port Cities Challenge continues on Sunday with three additional fleet races scheduled. Representatives from the member cities will be aboard the race boats on Sunday. The event culminates with a public prize-giving ceremony at the AC Village following racing.

Results – Day One – Port Cities Challenge

1. Emirates Team New Zealand - 2 3 17
2. Artemis Racing - 1 4 17
3. China Team - 5 1 16
4. ORACLE Racing - Coutts - 4 2 16
5. ORACLE Racing - Spithill - 3 8 11
6. Energy Team - 7 5 10
7. Green Comm Racing - 9 6 8
8. Team Korea - 6 9 8
9. ALEPH - 8 7 7

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