Match Four Is Postponed Again Due To High Winds
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
DECEMBER 14, 2002
RACE FOUR OF SEMIFINALS - MATCH FOUR IS POSTPONED AGAIN DUE TO HIGH WINDS
Second postponement in a row due to high winds for match four of the Louis Vuitton Cup 2002-2003 semifinals, At 13:10 the Race Committee is forced to delay the starts due to the 20 knots plus winds (the limit is set by the rules at 19 knots) as a squall passes on the course.
At 13:20 the Committee is forced to signal a second delay. At 13:45 the competing yachts, in 25 knots of breeze, decide to lower their mainsails. At 13:47 the Race Committee signals that all racing is cancelled for the day. Racing will resume tomorrow, weather permitting.
CALENDAR FOR TOMORROW - DECEMBER 15 *
Match 2 OneWorld USA 67 versus Luna Rossa ITA 74
Match 1 Alinghi SUI 64 versus Oracle BMW Racing USA 76
* Provisional. The Race Committee will meet tonight with the competitors to re-schedule the racing calendar.
WEATHER FORECAST FOR TOMORROW
Wind from SW 10-12 knots becoming 15-18 knots. Mainly sunny. A few showers.