News Archive America's Cup

Thursday, February 11, 2010   (Image © Carlo Borlenghi)
 America's Cup News  Delays, delays ...
As reported live yesterday, the second race day according to the Note of Race remained without racing. This time, the initial match had to be postponed not because of the missing wind, but due to a 1,5 to 2-meter swell which had been piled up by the nightly frontal system. Alinghi welcomed the decision, whereas the BMW-Oracle-skipper James Spithill AUS stated that the conditions would have been sailable. The official report. The next possible race day is now Friday, 10 a.m. CET, but the wind forecast (select region Costa del Azahar) is not promising. The cold front passing Switzerland today will further move down South reaching the Spanish coast tomorrow, with tempertures around 0° in the morning hours. Many observers are of the opinion, that the first match will not take place before Sunday. Deceptions come up - see the report by Paul Cayard USA. and with the date collision with the Winter Olympics (opening tomorrow, men's downhill on Saturday), some TV stations withdraw their staff and reduce the sailing program. Their reporter have more and more difficulties to fill the broadcasting hours.
On the contrary we continue to deliver the most interesting news and facts about the world-wide sport of sailing, where interesting events take place during 365 days. Tomorrow Friday of course, we shall stand-by continuously during the whole America's Cup activity and deliver up-to-the-minute information via our Twitter.

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