So as you can see there the wind is at 9.2kts with 30 minutes to go. Needs to get over 10kts at least.
It was at around 9 kts on Saturday when both teams couldn't complete the course under 40 minutes. Regatta director Iain Murray said today now they have the data modelling that teams cannot complete the course in time in anything under 10 knots, it would be silly to go ahead and start races if the breeze is not strong enough.
Of course a line from the next track The Tourist: "Hey man slow down, slow down," could be just as apt but I’m sticking with luck as an omen. Team NZ need to catch a break.
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There you go. Racing postponed as expected. Sounds likely that they'll get just one race in today.
Start pushed back even further to 8.45am now.
Dana reports that it is only 5 kts at the bottom of the course.
It's hard to see a second race being sailed today because of the time limit. TV dictates the second race needs to have started by 9.40am (NZT)
Yes TV schedule rules here. On a number of occasions conditions have been fine an hour after racing has been called off for the day.
Today looms as critical, if Team NZ are going to win this thing, because they have port entry and a wind range which is said to favour their setup
We really need 10 knots to get this first race under way because Team NZ failed to get around the course in the 40-minute time limit when it was five knots