Latest wind forecast - Sunday 8:38am UTC
Here's the latest wind forecast for Monday 10am, scheduled start of the 1st race of the 33rd America's Cup, courtesy of MeteoSim. There is a clear pattern around Valencia, with the south-southeast winds ranging from 8 to 14 knots.
Even though Alinghi 5 and USA sail at closer angles to wind than initially believed, the size of the race diamond makes it necessary for the race committee to set up a race course with the starting line situtated approximately 20-25 miles from the coast. Given also the geography of the coast it might even be further away. Not only that, the top mark will also have to be located at least a dozen miles south of the port. So, it could be a difficult day for spectators.