Apparently the race committee are considering pushing the start time back to 9.30am. Hmmm. Thankfully, the wind is starting to switch but it needs to go a little more so the course is fair
With a projected start half an hour away, the winds in San Francisco Bay are currently light, about 14-15 knots, conditions in which Team NZ thrived earlier in the regatta.
Thegreyghost - Fair, in this instance, means a wind coming straight down the course. If it's coming from an angle, it means the boats point at a different angle which could see boats stay on one tack for the majority of time up a course. That would mean it would be very difficult for a trailing boat to find any way past the leading boat, who could sit on top of them. Fair means there can't be any advantage if you're tacking one way or the other
Regatta director Iain Murray: "The breeze is a long way left of where it needs to be. It's 30+ degrees from where it needs to be. We can see the front ot there, hopefully it brings good news."
Murray: "We are pretty confident once this front moves through and the skies clear we will have favourable conditions. The wind strength is good and the wind direction is coming. It's just whether we get there before our cutoff time of 2.40pm (9.40am NZT) or not."