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18 September 2013, 08:37 am
Strong Winds Postpone Day 7 Of 34th America's Cup
Frustrating day for both teams
Frustrating day for both teams

34th America's Cup
San Francisco, USA

All racing scheduled for Day 7 of the 34th America's Cup has been postponed until Wednesday 18 September.
Races 11 and 12 were postponed due to strong winds in excess of the prescribed limit. Today's wind limit of 20.1 knots was especially low because of a strong ebb (outgoing) tide on San Francisco Bay. The ebb tide flows against the prevailing wind direction and creates a challenging sea state for the AC72 catamarans. At the time of postponement (13:31 PT), the wind was blowing 25 knots.

The two races are rescheduled to tomorrow, at 13:15 and 14:15 PT, respectively.

Challenger Emirates Team New Zealand leads defender ORACLE TEAM USA 7-1. The winner of the 34th America's Cup will be the first team to score 9 points. For the Kiwis that means two additional race wins and for ORACLE TEAM USA it means eight. ORACLE TEAM USA's first two victories don't count towards its scoreline due to a penalty imposed by the International Jury.

Racing resumes Tuesday with Races 11 and 12, scheduled for 13:15 PT and 14:15 PT.

34th America's Cup Standings (first to 9 points wins)
• Emirates Team New Zealand - 7

Upcoming America's Cup Schedule
• Wednesday, Sept. 18: Race 11 (1:15 pm PT), Race 12 (2:15 pm PT)
• Thursday, Sept. 19: Race 13* (1:15 pm PT), Race 14* (2:15 pm PT)
• Friday, Sept. 20: Race 15* (1:15 pm PT), Race 16* (2:15 pm PT)
• Saturday, Sept. 21: Race 17* (1:15 pm PT), Race 18* (2:15 pm PT)
• Sunday, Sept. 22: Race 19* (1:15 pm PT)
(*If necessary)

Internationally, the America's Cup Final can be viewed in more than 170 territories. All racing is also live onAmerica's Cup YouTube channel. (subject to territorial restrictions).

You can also follow racing with America's Cup App for android and iOS devices.
Irene Corosu
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