To relive the good old (and i mean OLD) days...
That video supported New Zealand's first real crack at the America's Cup, in 1987.
The time limits, we think Tommy, were brought in when the rules were drawn up. Oracle wanted to make it exciting racing with few delays and wanted to eliminate races in which boats became virtually becalmed. They also wanted to fit it into a nice and convenient TV window
The latest word is that we are still looking at a 9am (NZT) start but the wind needs to shift around a little more so they can set a fair course
Well, we've got Kim Dotcom on board. Not literally, though if Oracle added extra weight to their AC45s, maybe we could consider it?
Looks like the start has been pushed back to 9.15am NZT. Make up your mind!
Oracle will have port entry for the first race today, assuming it goes ahead. It has been an advantage throughout most of the regatta but Oracle managed to win a start from starboard yesterday. The boat with port entry heads into the startbox 10 seconds before the starboard boat
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