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Louis Vuitton Races for today


Louis Vuitton Races for today:

RACE 6 - Off - Alinghi SUI 64
Match 1 Le Defi FRA 69 versus Stars&Stripes USA 66
Match 2 Oracle BMW Racing USA 76 versus OneWorld USA 67*
Match 3 Orn SWE 63 versus Luna Rossa ITA 74
Match 4 Wight Lightning GBR 70 versus Mascalzone Latino ITA 72

Weather Forecast for Tuesday 8 October at 1200 NZTWinds for the Hauraki Gulf: SE 10 knots with sea breezes forming. Initially light NE sea breezes followed by SW breezes later (similar conditions to Monday).

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LUNA ROSSA ITA 80 GOES TO YARD
Luna Rossa ITA 80 will leave today the Team Prada base to be transferred to the yard where team designers and technicians will carry out modifications to the hull to enhance its performance.
At the same time the development of Luna Rossa ITA 74 continues as this boat will be used also for Round Robin Two of the Louis Vuitton Cup 2002-2003.

Luna Rossa ITA 80 will be back in the water the first week of November.

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Yesterday, the Race Committee, after waiting for hours for the wind to build up and stabilize on course Juliet where the match between Luna Rossa ITA 74 and Mascalzone Latino ITA 72 was to take place, decided to cancel the race for the day. The same fate fell for the match between Oracle and Victory, while the other two races on the calendar were completed. The Italian match is rescheduled to one of the reserve days at the end of the Round Robin.

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Yesterday’s results - every victory equals 1 point

RACE 5 - Off - Le Defi FRA 69
Match 1 Alinghi SUI 64 defeats Wight Lightning GBR 70 (4'33")
Match 2 OneWorld USA 67 defeats Stars & Stripes USA 66 (1'21")
Match 3 Oracle BMW Racing USA 76 versus Orn SWE 63 DNR
Match 4 Luna Rossa ITA 74 versus Mascalzone Latino ITA 72 DNR.

RACE COURSE
Windward leeward, 18.5 miles long; six legs total, three windward legs and three downwind legs; first and last legs are 3.25 miles, the remaining four are 3.00 miles.

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