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22 May 2007, 12:12 pm
Racing Postponed For The Day
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Louis Vuitton Cup 2007
Valencia, Spain

Strong northeasterly winds on the waters off Valencia have forced the Race Committee to postpone racing for the day at the Louis Vuitton Cup. The wind has been between 20 and 25 knots all day, and the Race Committee considered the sea state off Port America's Cup (with waves up to 2 metres) such that it could cause damage to the racing yachts.

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Racing is scheduled to resume on Wednesday, when Emirates Team New Zealand will try to finish off its Semi Final series against Desafío Español 2007. The score is currently 4-2 in favour of the Kiwis, who need one more win to advance.

Desafío Español must win the next three races if the Spanish are to upset the top challenger and advance to the Final of the Louis Vuitton Cup.

The forecast for Wednesday is for more moderate northeasterly winds, although sea state could remain an issue.

Luna Rossa Challenge is waiting to meet the winner. The Italian challenger won its Semi Final series over BMW ORACLE Racing 5-1, earning its fifth and final win on Sunday afternoon.

The Final of the Louis Vuitton Cup will begin on 1 June.

Louis Vuitton Cup - Semi Final Matches
(the first team to win five points in each pairing advances)
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Total
Emirates Team New Zealand 1 1 0 1 1 0 4
Desafío Español 2007 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Total
BMW ORACLE Racing 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Luna Rossa Challenge 1 0 1 1 1 1 5

The America's Cup Match and Challenger/Defender Series are designated as ISAF Special Events. For more information on the America's Cup, the Louis Vuttion Acts and the teams competing, visit the official America's Cup website -

For a complete list of all the news about the America's Cup 2007 CLICK HERE.
ACM 2007 (As Amended By ISAF). Image, Emirates and Desafio will go head-to-head tomorrow:© Chris Cameron/ETNZ
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