Americas Cup: Start ins Windloch gefallen – Flaute und Sonnenbrand in Valencia

Das erste Mal ein deutsches Team dabei beim Americas Cup.
Das erste Mal startet das Race in Europa. Im schönen Valencia, weil die Seen in der Schweiz, dem Überraschungssiegerland vom letzten Mal, einfach zu klein und windstill sind im Sommer.

Und dann das: Flaute verhindert den fulminant geplanten Start des Megarennens. Auf englisch liest sich das dann so:

Valencia, 16 April, 2007 – Following a four year programme of racing across Europe, on Monday the first day of racing in the Louis Vuitton Cup was scheduled. For the first time, the challengers were sailing for their lives, with elimination looming after two Round Robins.

But the weather didn’t fully cooperate. For the more than 50 thousand spectators in the AC Park on a holiday Monday, it was a beautiful, warm, sunny day; the first for weeks. But on the water, the wind needed for fair racing never materialised with a very light and unstable sea breeze teasing race officials and sailors alike. Racing was postponed with the teams remaining on the water all afternoon. Race Officers Peter Reggio and Harold Bennett held station until 16:50 when racing was called off for the day.


Die nächsten Rennen. Morgen ;)

Scheduled matches on Tuesday:

FLIGHT 3

Match
Equipo
1
Luna Rossa Challenge vs. United Internet Team Germany
2
Victory Challenge vs. China Team
3
BMW ORACLE Racing vs. Team Shosholoza
4
Areva Challenge vs. Desafío Español 2007
5
Emirates Team New Zealand vs. +39 Challenge

Bye – Mascalzone Latino – Capitalia Team

FLIGHT 4

Match
Equipo
1
United Internet Team Germany vs. China Team
2
Team Shosholoza vs. Luna Rossa Challenge
3
Victory Challenge vs. BMW ORACLE Racing
4
Areva Challenge vs. Emirates Team New Zealand
5
Desafío Español 2007 vs. Mascalzone Latino-Capitalia Team

Bye – +39 Challenge

Louis Vuitton Cup – Round Robin One – Provisional Leaderboard

Position
Team
Bonus Points
Matches Sailed
Matches Won
Total Points
1
Emirates Team New Zealand (NZL 92)
4
0

4
2
BMW ORACLE Racing (USA 98)
3
0

3
2
Luna Rossa Challenge (ITA 94)
3
0

3
2
Desafío Español 2007 (ESP 97)
3
0

3
5
Mascalzone Latino-Capitalia (ITA 99)
2
0

2
5
Victory Challenge (SWE 96)
2
0

2
5
Team Shosholoza (RSA 83)
2
0

2
5
+39 Challenge (ITA 85)
2
0

2
9
Areva Challenge (FRA 93)
1
0

1
9
United Internet Team Germany (GER 89)
1
0

1
9
China Team (CHN 95)
1
0

1

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