STARS & STRIPES WINS OVER YOUNG AMERICA
Team Dennis Conner was back on the race course today, against Young America, after the 48 hour delay necessary to fix the structural damage on Stars & Stripes USA 55, which occurred before the race of 5 December. Stars & Stripes beat his rival by 27 seconds.
The second match of the day was a re-sail of match 11 between Young Australia 2000 and America True who were unable to complete the race course yesterday due to the light and unsteady wind. America True beat the Australians by 1 minute and 45 seconds.
The wind was light and fluky again today, especially in the first part of the race before the sea breeze settled in.
Luna Rossa did not sail on Wednesday.
Thursday the Louis Vuitton Cup (the challenger selection series for the XXX America's Cup) will return to the normal schedule, with the teams sailing match number 6 of Round Robin three. Team Prada will race against the Spanish.
RACING RESULTS OF WEDNESDAY
Young America wins over Stars & Stripes (27 seconds)
Young Australia 2000 wins over America True (1 minute 45 seconds)
RESULTS AFTER DAY SEVEN OF ROUND ROBIN 3 (9
points per win)
81 pts - USA 49 (AmericaOne)
74,5 pts - JPN 52 (Idaten)
74 pts - USA 51 (America True)
73 pts - ITA 48 (Luna Rossa)
54,5 pts - USA 55 (Stars & Stripes)
44 pts - ESP 47 (Bravo Espana)
42 pts - USA 58 (Young America)*
34 pts - USA 50 (Abracadabra 2000)
32 pts - FRA 46 (6eme Sens)*
18 pts - AUS 31 (Young Australia 2000)
8 pts - SUI 59 (be hAPpy)**
*Race abandoned yesterday, to be re-sailed at the end of RR3.
**FAST2000 has officially retired from the Louis Vuitton Cup.
Windward-leeward format, 18.5 nautical miles; six legs, three upwind and three downwind; the first and the last legs are 3.25 miles long, the others 3.00 miles.
THE WEATHER WEDNESDAY
NE, 2-10 knots; random puffs in the morning, sea breeze in the afternoon. Mainly sunny. NE swell up to 0.5 metres.
THURSDAY - Race 6 of Round Robin 3
1st Match Team Dennis Conner vs Le Defi
2nd Match America True vs FAST2000
3rd Match AmericaOne vs Nippon Challenge
4th Match Prada Challenge vs Spanish Challenge
5th Match Young Australia 2000 vs Abracadabra 2000
NOT RACING Young America
THE WEATHER THURSDAY
NE sea breeze. Mainly sunny.