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America’s Cup: Tomorrow’s racing in doubt – weather

The advance weather forecast for tomorrow’s America’s Cup racing is not good – depending on how you look at it.

The forecast is for winds building to well over the agreed wind limits for racing in the match – but that might not be a bad thing for Team New Zealand.

Everyone, including Emirates Team NZ, has been impressed with Oracle Team USA’s resurgence in recent races. They have won two of the last three races and have shown they are more at home in high winds and with an outgoing tide.

If tomorrow’s racing is postponed, the weather is said to be ready to settle a little more and, while the tides will still be outgoing (an ebb tide), the flow effects will be less the more the week goes on.

The reserve day on Thursday would be the next day of racing if tomorrow’s action doesn’t take place.

– By Paul Lewis, NZ Herald


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