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Round Robin 1 - Race 7:
Another spring morning in Auckland. Sunny with some clouds. A southwesterly wind was stirring the flags at Viaduct Harbour as the Cup boats put to sea.
The marine forecast is for Westerly wind at 10 knots this morning, becoming Southwesterly at 10-15 knots later in the day, dropping to variable five to 10 knots this evening. The wind reading on the Endeco Buoy at 0900 was four knots, 240 deg.
The match of the day is between Young America (USA-53) and Luna Rossa (ITA-45) - the only two undefeated teams in Round Robin one.
The opening match on the Atlantic Coures pitches Le Defi (FRA-46) and be hAPpy (SUI-59) - both eager for a win and a point.
Stars & Stripes (USA-55) races Bravo Espana (ESP--47), while the third start on the Atlantic Course will be James Spithill's Young Australia 2000 (AUS-29) versus America True (USA-51).
On the Pacific Course, AmericaOne (USA-49) will race Abracadabra 2000(USA-50). The final race will be the Young America and Luna Rossa match up. Japan's Asura has the bye this morning.
In the afternoon racing on the Atlantic Course, AmericaOne will meet Stars & Stripes, America True meets Fast 2000 and Young America will race Young Australia 2000. On the Pacific Course, Bravo Espana will race Asura and Abracadabra 2000 will sail against Le Defi. Prada has the afternoon bye.