Three days in, a frustrated AC fleet is still waiting to race
Three days into the start of the 32nd America’s Cup, and the fleet still haven’t raced due to lack of wind. Today, the fleet was sent ashore once again after waiting in vain for two hours for the breeze to build and stabilise enough for racing.
BMW Oracle Racing tactician, Gavin Brady, commented: ‘We don’t really feel disappointed. We are here to race, but we want to race in good conditions.’ Brady said that in these extremely light and fickle winds, if one yacht picked up just half a knot more windspeed than another, it could decide the race. ‘We don’t want races to be decided on the roll of the dice,’ he said.
With no racing to occupy them, more and more alternative entertainment is being dreamt up for the thousands of spectators who have travelled to watch the action. This latest offering should keep most of them happy…