Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Louis Vuitton Cup - Finals - Day 4: Preview

Good morning from rainy and cloudy Valencia. There was strong shower on Monday night followed by some drizzle on Tuesday morning and the outlook for the rest of the day doesn't look very promising.

Whatever the weather forecast, it is the most important day for Luna Rossa, as they face yet another win-or-bust race. We wrote it before and it sounds repetitive but this only because the Italians have found themselves into this situation. There is no point into playing the blaming game, Luna Rossa have to get their act and start sailing perfectly if they want to come back. Talking of comebacks, if they make it they will be the first team to find itself in such a point deficit and win the Louis Vuitton Cup. If on the other hand they lose today, a 4-0 deficit will be impossible to overcome, especially against a team as impeccable as Emirates Team NZ.

Weather forecast
According to the event organizers there is a weak low pressure over southern Spain. There will be a light northeasterly gradient breeze early in the day, that will then veer to east 8-10 knots before decreasing later in the afternoon. There is more lower level cloud than recently and hence it is cooler, but it will remain dry. Maximum temperature will only reach 22 degrees.

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Satellite image of the western Mediterranean at 10am Valencia time, Tuesday 5 June 2007. Image copyright of Clear Point

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