Forecast may postpone America’s Cup:
The wait for the 35th America’s Cup may need to wait another day as excessive winds are forecast for the scheduled start of racing on Friday, May 26.
Current indicators are showing wind levels gusting above 30 knots in the afternoon, and whilst the wind may drop within the raceable limits of 6-24 knots later in the evening, imploding the boats on day one would not be a prudent move.
With racing scheduled to begin at 5:00pm, a final decision may be made as late as 9:00pm on May 25 after a more updated forecast is assessed.
If racing is cancelled on May 26, the America’s Cup Village will also be closed, thus crushing huge plans for this spectator friendly occasi…
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Shifty and Shuffly in Medemblik:
Medemblik, Netherlands (May 24, 2017) – Tricky winds at the Delta Lloyd Regatta got the second day started for the Olympic caliber competition, causing delays and shuffling in the overall standings. For the North American contingent, Lasers moved up, Radials moved down, and 49erFX held ground. Full report.
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