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34th America's Cup LIVE - watch races 11 and 12 here

Could this be it? Racing scheduled to get under way, as usual, at 20:15 UTC

Tuesday September 17th 2013, Author: James Boyd, Location: United States

The America's Cup stands at 7-1 to Emirates Team New Zealand, but the defender, Oracle Team USA, is on a charge with the team having considerably stepped up its performance over the course of the last week. 48 hours on since the last racing on Sunday which saw each team win a point, who has made the better refinements over the layday?

With this being a first to 9 competition obviously today it could be all over if the Kiwis win both races.

On board Oracle Team USA today are Skipper: Jimmy Spithill, Tactician: Ben Ainslie, Strategist: Tom Slingsby, Wing trimmer: Kyle Langford, Jib trimmer: Joe Newton, Off-side trimmer: Rome Kirby, Grinders: Shannon Falcone, Joe Spooner, Jono MacBeth, Gillo Nobili, Simeon Tienpont

On Emirates Team New Zealand will be skipper/helmsman: Dean Barker, Tactician: Ray Davies, Wing Trimmer: Glenn Ashby, Trimmer: James Dagg, Bow: Adam Beashel, Pit: Jeremy Lomas, Pedestal 1: Chris Ward, Pedestal 2: Rob Waddell, Pedestal 3: Grant Dalton, Pedestal 4: Chris McAsey, Float/Grinder: Derek Saward.

There is also a question mark over whether or not there will be too much wind for racing today.


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  • peterm 18/09/2013 - 19:36

    Is there no other commentary available anywhere? Who ever heard the of "the three-forth" America's Cup for heaven's sake?

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