Wednesday, 10 February 2010

America's Cup: Wednesday's Racing On Hold

by America's Cup media

The postponement flag went up ashore just before 0900hrs and so both Alinghi 5 and BMW ORACLE remain on standby at their bases awaiting a further decision from the Race Committee.

Three hours must be allowed between the lowering of the AP, ‘postponed’ flag ashore and the warning signal to commence the race countdown.

Race officer Harold Bennett explained that this morning’s postponement is principally due to the leftover seas kicked up by the strong northerly breezes of yesterday and last night.

Harold Bennett (NZL) Principal Race Officer:
“There is breeze outside but it it’s not so much the wind it is the leftover wave out there which could be the problem. But we have to go out and look at it.

“We have two forecasts. One is saying we will have an offshore breeze, another is saying an onshore breeze and there could show some convergence on that. We will have to wait and see.

“During the practice races we had conditions which were OK, but today we have conditions which are different again.”

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