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Monday, 23 December 2013

The America's Cup


Team New Zealand's charge to the America's Cup was again stalled by the weather today,  just after they had thumped Oracle in the opening race to get to match point.

Dean Parker’s crew delivered a magnificent 15 second win to get within the point of the cup in race eleven. And they almost got to start the second race - it was literally postponed when barker had control of rival Jimmy Spithill right on the start line - only for the wind to get over the 19.9-knot threshold that had been adjusted to accommodate another heavy outgoing tide.

The umpire’s came to stop racing and reset the clock for another 15 minute countdown.It was huge frustration for Team New Zealand, although they were later seen doing some repair work to Aotearoa as the clock ticked away again.

Eventually regatta director Iain Murray called off the day's racing. So Oracle live to fight another day, still needing eight wins to keep the cup while New Zealand need just one more win for glory.
That will have to wait till tomorrow as this agonising campaign draws out.


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