Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Race Four is Abandoned Due to Light Winds

Press release no. 107
27 February 2000

Race Four is Abandoned Due to Light Winds

The America's Cup Match continues to be plagued by light winds on the Hauraki Gulf. On Sunday, Race Four became the latest casualty. At 15:30 hours, Race Director Harold Bennett hoisted the AP over Alpha flag to abandon racing for the day. It's the third race day to be abandoned due to light wind.

It was again a beautiful day in Auckland, and on the Hauraki Gulf. A bright sunny afternoon didn't generate enough heat to build a sea breeze, and the gradient wind wasn't strong enough for racing. When the boats left this morning, the wind was calm. There were short puffs of a Southerly wind that moved along the race course from the city, but the velocity only exceeded seven knots for a short time, and the breeze didn't last.

Race Four is now scheduled to start at 13:15 on Tuesday afternoon. Team New Zealand leads the Prada Challenge 3-0 in the best of nine America's Cup Match. Despite three race days being lost, the scheduled programme of race days will not change, with racing scheduled for Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, before reserve days, starting with Sunday 5 March, need to be used.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Scoop 3.0: How You Can Help Scoop’s Evolution

Entering into its third decade of operation, the Scoop news ecosystem is set to undergo another phase of transformation and evolution.

We have big plans for 2018 as we look to expand our public interest journalism coverage, upgrade our publishing infrastructure and offer even more valuable business tools to commercial users of Scoop. More>>


Foreign Affairs: Patrick Gower Interviews Jacinda Ardern

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says discussions have already begun on how to bring climate change refugees into New Zealand under a Pacific seasonal employment plan... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Centre Right’s Love Of ‘Nanny State’

You’d almost think it was 2005 again. That was a time when the rugged individualists of the centre-right were being beset by government regulations on the nature of light-bulbs, the size of shower heads, the junk food available at school tuck shops and other such essentials... More>>

Speaking Of Transport: Public Engagement On Wellington Scenarios

“Our work on possible solutions for Wellington’s transport future is ongoing, but has progressed to the stage where we’re ready to share our ideas with the public and seek their feedback to help guide our next steps...” More>>


Parental Leave: National's Time-Sharing Change Fails

National has proposed a change to the Parental Leave and Employment Protection Amendment Bill that would allow both parents to take paid parental leave at the same time, if that is what suits them best. More>>


Train Free Thursday: Workers Strike To Defend Terms Of Employment

"They signed up to these conditions a year ago when they got the contract for Wellington's rail services. Now they're trying to increase profits by squeezing frontline workers." More>>


Seclusion: Ombudsman Emphasises Importance Of Monitoring

Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero says that while there have been changes to the Education (Update) Amendment Act 2017 to prohibit the use of seclusion, the report is an important reminder of the importance of regular monitoring of schools. More>>





Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election