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No wind means no races

Racing in the America’s Cup yesterday was abandoned because of a lack of wind on Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour. Cup holder Team New Zealand and Italian challenger Luna Rossa, who are locked at 3-3 in the best-of-13 series, spent a frustrating two hours bobbing around in the water, hoping the wind would pick up, but to no avail. The revolutionary “flying” yachts which rise out of the water and race while poised on high-tech foils, require winds of at least 6.5 knots to sail. Races seven and eight will now take place today, when the forecast is for stronger winds. The first team to reach seven wins will be declared the America’s Cup champion.


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