America's Cup San Francisco race seventeen started with a last minute hook and protest by ORACLE TEAM USA on the windy bay, each team having won eight races but ORACLE TEAM USA behind by two on the books due to that 2 point penalty they started with but overcame in an historic comeback. Challenger Emirates Team New Zealand is at match point and has been for some time with eight points officially, one away from the win.
Kiwis started with a penalty and on the starboard tack and started horribly, having to sit for two boat lengths. Slow and low start.
Wind at 16.8, calming down just a bit. The wind limit for race two is 24.1 with a current assist as regatta director Iain Murray said this morning. It's one of the windiest days ever he said.
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For more information: www.AmericasCup.com
Check out youth sailing around the Bay at www.SailSFBay.org, particularly the 75 year old program on Oakland’s Lake Merritt.
The America’s Cup pavillion is along the Embarcadero before Fisherman's Wharf and is an easy walk, pedicab ride, bike ride or Muni ride from the ferry building and Embarcadero BART. The village and grandstands are at Marina Green.
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