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Latest Americas Cup Challenger Race Report


The races scheduled for today (day four of the Louis Vuitton Cup Round Robin one) have been postponed due to the bad weather conditions.

This morning at 6.30 am local time the Race Committee advised all the teams that the weather conditions on the race course were expected to be outside of the parameters defined in the Notice of Race. If in the 15 minutes prior to the starting signal the wind speed is continuously greater than 18 knots for a period of 5 minutes, the Race Commitee shall postpone the race. The Committee, moreover, shall abandon a race after the start when the true wind speed is continuously greater than 23 knots for a period of 5 minutes measured at 10 metres above sea level. According to the Race Conditions the Race Committee shall postopne a race before the starting signal if in the starting area the true wind speed measured at 10 metres above sea level is continuously less than 5 knots.

Just one race is scheduled for tomorrow, 22 October; the pairings will be those for Race 7. The other race scheduled for today (race 8) will not be started tomorrow, because of the Auckland Coastal Classic Race.
Tomorrow team Prada will race against AmericOne (skipper Paul Cayard) at 13.50 local time approximately.

6 pts - ITA 45 (Luna Rossa)
5 pts - USA 49 (AmericaOne)
5 pts - USA 53 (Young America)
3 pts - USA 54 (Abracadabra 2000)
3 pts - USA 55 (Stars & Stripes)
2 pts - JPN 44 (Asura)
2 pts - ESP 47 (Bravo Espana)
2 pts - USA 51 (America True)
1 pt - FRA 46 (6eme Sens)
1 pt - AUS 29 (Young Australia 2000)
0 pts - SUI 59 (be hAPpy)

N-NW wind, 17-21 knots with gusts up to 25 knots. Cloudy, heavy rain in the morning. Rain will clear and northerly winds will shift to W 15-20 knots this afternoon behind the front. Seas moderate-rough; N swell 1-2 metres.

SW wind, 20 knots. Cool, cloudy with showers.

Tomorrow, 22 October, the racing is scheduled as follows:

RACE 7 - Not racing FAST2000
1st match Spanish Challenge vs Young Australia 2000 (start scheduled at 13.40 local time)
2nd match America True vs Dennis Conner (start scheduled at 13.50 local time)
3rd match Nippon Challenge vs Le Defi BTT (start scheduled at 14.00 local time)
4th match Young America vs Abracadabra 2000 (start scheduled at 13.40 local time)
5th match Prada Challenge vs AmericaOne (start scheduled at 13.50 local time)

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