Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Another day without wind at America's cup

Luna Rossa team members wait for the wind.

Monday was another disastrous day for sailing in the Louis Vuitton Regattas.
In a recent statement the Committee announced that they were changing the rules of the competition.
"A stretch of unusual weather has forced the cancellation of five out of six days of racing over the past week," said Michel Bonnefous, the CEO or AC Management. "As a consequence of this situation and following consultation with the Challenger Commission, AC Management, as the sole event authority to the 32nd America's Cup and Louis Vuitton Cup, has decided to modify the competition for Round Robin One and Round Robin Two of the Louis Vuitton Cup."

The changes mean that there will be no 'off day' between Round Robin One and Round Robin Two. All full flights of racing will be sailed in order. There are two reserve days (May 8 and May 9) at the end of Round Robin Two. If needed, Round Robin Two may include two races per day. The date of the start of the Semi Finals is unchanged, with racing scheduled to begin on May 14."

Today, tuesday, is looking a little more hopeful.... we wait and see...

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