America’s cup – day 9

» Posted by on Sep 19, 2013 in Featured, San Francisco

Today every reporter and photographer I talked to, had the obituary of Team USA written and ready to be submitted by the end of Race 12. Guess what, Jimmy Spithill and its crew are not going to let the Kiwis get the cup so easily. In the 9th day of the America’s cup, they show great strength both at the start and on the racetrack by foiling upwind at 30-32 knots and posting an average speed for the race just under 30 knots.

Oracle Team USA at mark 2. Already ahead by 20s.

Oracle Team USA at mark 2. Already ahead by 20s.

Kiwis were in force at the America's park.

Kiwis were in force at the America’s park.

Race 13 were again postponed due to high winds. Oracle has offered to raise the high wind limit, but it’s all in their advantage, their boat is faster in higher wind. Team New Zealand had obviously refused.
Tomorrow is day 10 but I can’t be there…