Another day of heartburn and frustration for spectators
By Rem O'Donnelley
Spectators braved the morning rain to come to the America's Cup Park. The rain stopped late morning although skies remained overcast. The usual 1:15 p.m. start time of the first race was pushed forward to 2:15 p.m. in hopes of more stable winds. Winds were blowing from the southwest and officials found them unreliable enough to conduct one race. This was similar to Tuesday when both races were scrubbed because of winds.
Witnessing the unfolding event from a boat on the water prevented me from knowing the reaction of the crowd when the postponement was announced. Yesterday's abandoning of race 12 was met with cheers from those supporting OTUSA and again when OTUSA won race 13.
The delay and subsequent win is once again considered a blessing by fans of OTUSA. They have another point and another opportunity to hopefully for further points. Any points as well as postponements of races deny ETNZ their ninth win which would win them the America's Cup. The fans of OTUSA hope their team keeps winning and grabs that ninth decisive point to keep the cup here.
Sunday is race 14 on day 12 of the bottomless America's Cup.