Today’s America’s Cup racing [Open Post]

TVNZ is streaming it here.

Peter Montgommery will be calling it live on Radio Sport here.

America’s Cup Virtual Eye is here.

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Day 3, 34th America’s Cup.

Race 5 and 6 scheduled.

Race 5 should start at 8:15am NZST.

TVNZ Streaming became too choppy on Monday. Does anyone have an alternative (better) source they want to share in the comments?

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Should be a fast race with 24 kts wind recorded at the top mark.

Start goes to Oracle, and Mark 1 to Oracle too.

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Oracle lead 185m half way towards Mark 2

Oracle lead 8 seconds at Mark 2

TNZ closed the gap, cross behind Oracle, and TNZ are in a good spot.

TNZ are in front by 100m!

“Come on Barker, earn your millions!” — Mrs Petal

TNZ are 300m ahead nearly half-way to 3rd mark.

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75% up the beat, TNZ are now 500m ahead.

The wind is picking up, so TNZ are getting it first.

Oracle led by 8 seconds at the 2nd mark, TNZ lead Oracle by 1 minute 17 seconds at the 3rd mark – 1337m

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With about  5 minutes left in the  race, TNZ are 1.5km ahead

TNZ have rounded the 4th mark, and are taking the foot off the accelerator to ensure there will be no damage to the boat.   Oracle rounds at 1:14.

TNZ over the line!

Oracle follow 1:06 behind.

What a confidence booster!

Back for race 6 at 9:15 NZST (I think)

Kiwi’s lead 4 to -1, with 5 wins to go or 10 for Oracle.

THERE WILL BE NO RACE 6 TODAY AS ORACLE PLAYED THEIR “POSTPONEMENT CARD”.

Appears to be a tactical move to take the momentum away from TNZ as Oracle are going for a bit of a sail anyway.   It is a pretty clear admission that Oracle didn’t think they could win the next race.

There is so much money involved here, I suspect there will need to be some “creativity” going on with the boat configuration – either legal, but fragile, or … the other option.  If you’re going to lose anyway, why not… right?

NO RACING TOMORROW, AND ONLY ONE RACE FRIDAY.

Oracle’s boat is just fine, but their confidence needs repair.


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