Monday, February 08, 2010

33rd America's Cup - Day 1 - Race 1: Live blogging

1:45pm The race committee has just announced there will not be any racing today. As a result, the 1st race of the 33rd America's Cup is now scheduled for Wednesday because Tuesday is a rest day, not a reserve day.

1:00pm It seems the breeze is picking up but it's still unstable. As per the official 33rd America's Cup twitter there's 3 knots at the committee boat from 335º and 9 knots from 245º at the weather mark.

12:15pm Conditions are unfortunately still very unstable. There is 4 knots of wind at the start line and it started raining.

11:35am Still nothing, there is absolutely no breeze at the committee boat.

11:05am Racing is still postponed but we hear the situation in the vicinity of the weather mark is quite promising (check our graph). There's is 6-7 knots of southwesterly breeze.

10:30am Still no breeze whatsoever at the committee boat. The two giant multihulls are simply drifting.

9:50am No breeze at the start line. The race committee had no option but raise the postponment flag.

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19 Comments:

At 9:57 AM, Anonymous Jacopo said...

Video live streaming is not working.

 
At 10:30 AM, Blogger bigamist said...

Congratulations Pierre. Nice to have the TV and your comments at same time. Good work. Cheers, Joao

 
At 12:18 PM, Blogger Gudi said...

Video stream is gone?

 
At 12:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

where is the live coverage gone?

 
At 12:52 PM, Blogger Lars said...

hey come on, 0 m/s and nothing happening - why stream that?

 
At 1:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear BOR fans, any one of you having videos you could share as we are waiting..., i.e videos about sailing in the Emirats ? or are you all baking a cake and putting some ice and a candle on top of it?

Let's never forget why we are all here, in February in Valencia, waiting for some stable winds... Thank you so much NY court, thank you so much BOR !

 
At 2:04 PM, Anonymous Jacopo said...

In the video streamed by "Americascup.com" appears "Next Race scheduled for Wednesday 10th February. Is it correct? I thougt that a race, when cancelled shall be scheduled the day after and that there is only an obligation of not to race the day after a race (shall pass at least one day between races). But here there have been not a race !!! . Can you post exactly when will be nest race.
Thanks

 
At 2:23 PM, Blogger shorethinglo said...

Nice Job Race Committee. Pulling the plug for the day was and is the right choice. The Opportunity for the Race Committee to make a United Decision is a Good Thing. This Team will have enough time during the course of the event to bear their claws and fangs. This Race Committee is tasked with the job of providing a course that the boats, and crews decide the outcome!

 
At 2:27 PM, Blogger d'alba said...

Jacopo, read it again:
1:45pm The race committee has just announced there will not be any racing today. As a result, the 1st race of the 33rd America's Cup is now scheduled for Wednesday because Tuesday is a rest day, not a reserve day.

 
At 2:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@ 1:14 PM anon
Thank you Alinghi for selecting a Non Deed compliant venue. Had they chosen an appropriate venue in the southern hemisphere (or agreed on a location with the challenger via MC) there would perhaps be sailing today.

 
At 3:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is going to be the most boring cup ever..........

 
At 3:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

01:14 pm. That's BS, really. Alinghi was forced to Valencia by BOR; Alinghi had suggested RAK which is in fact northern hemisphere too but with a steady breeze and nice weather. Southern hemisphere does not at all guarantee sailing everyday, rememember Hauraki Gulf, Auckland!

 
At 3:39 PM, Blogger Renaud said...

I sincerely hope that nobody from Alinghi or BOR will go to NYC because the lack of wind today !!!

That's Valencia in february and we all have to deal with that situation.

But if they could race it would be nice cause i'm not shure my boss will accept I'm sick for 3 weeks ...

Whouaaaaa ... good boss.

 
At 4:39 PM, Blogger AL ing. HI said...

It was nice to see, that even Mr. Ellison was somewhere nearby the sea waiting for the breeze...

 
At 7:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@ 3:27 PM anon
If anything Alinghi was forced to Valencia by their own poor strategy. This has all been discussed ad nauseum here and in many other blogs. Alinghi, as Defender was calling the shots, erred on the deed, and that's why we are in Valencia. If you can't handle those facts go read some fairy tales. Thanks for the BS though - the pleasure is all mine.

 
At 4:03 AM, Blogger Mark said...

The yachts of the 1860's barley sailed upwind compared to today. The sport has evolved; square beats and runs is what’s expected. The RC did the right thing and showed wisdom by pulling the plug early.
Setting a fair and square 30-mile leg may be impossible, even with today’s information technology.
I am looking forward to the RC debriefs being published following this regatta. If they get it right, that will be a lesson I want to learn.
PS. Have we sent the lawyers home yet?

 
At 5:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@ 3:27 PM anon
If anything BOR forced Alinghi ( and the other teams) into this DOG stupidity, and forced through NY court Valencia instead of another north hemisphere venue (only a NY court could rule that RAK was not DOG compliant) because of their poor results on the water so far...
Please, could you just remember how BOR was THE BIG LOSER of the 31 and 32 AC!
To have them now acting as the "challenger" is, by itself, very laughable, but no one laughs, except US courts, US lawyers, and all the non US designers of their boat.

 
At 2:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@ 5:59 AM

you sound like a bitter and frustrated person. Cheer up man!

 
At 11:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep, cheer up guys and let's pray for winds without waves for friday.
We already saw lots of parties and pictures, now we want to see the cats in action, soooon.
We have to be patiente, weather is like that.

 

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