Episode 8 Sailing: America's Cup


Episode 8

Highlights as the America's Cup builds to its climax. The 162-year-old sailing event boasts the oldest trophy in international sport.


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It has all come down to this, just one more race win for Emirates team

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New Zealand and they will be crowned America's Cup champion's. Up against

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them, Jimmy Spithill and the Oracle team, USA, desperately defending the

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cup they won for America three years ago.

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After years of development and a $100 million investment, they must

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keep winning, or their campaign will be over.

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There's no doubt these space-age AC 72s and this 34th America's Cup have

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taken sailing to another level. San Francisco's streets are

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beginning to echo to the sound of the New Zealand beat. After rugby's

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World Cup, this is the next big thing for fans with a Kiwi

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connection. It is a want to be their moment, as Dean Barker aims to bring

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the cup home. Will today be the final dock-out show for the crew. It

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the cup home. Will today be the has come down to one win and it is

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all about the start. Today is a tough ask for us. We have two

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entries. It is easier to get at least an even start, so we've got to

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work hard to get a good start. As you say, the boats are very even

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in performance. If we get behind it will be very hard to get back into

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the race. We have to fight very hard to try and win a race today. At this

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level, a bad start means playing catch-up.

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Uniquely, in sailing, most of the work is done in the two minutes

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before the race starts. The boats are separated, almost like boxers -

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confined to their corner of the ring.

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With two minutes and ten seconds left, the boat on the left, in

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sailing terms the yacht with port entry is allowed into the pre-start

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area. That boat crosses an imaginary line. There is an extension of the

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start line and it is then in play. The starboard entry boat, on the

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right, can enter ten seconds later, with two minutes to go. As soon as

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it crosses along the green line, it is game-on and the fun begins. The

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reason for the 10-second gap, is to avoid both crews hurtling in at top

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speeds at the same time. The next two minutes the boats dual to

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position n a way that will block the other crew. Trying to apply a

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knockout blow before they even cross the start line. Port entry is

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favoured by the teams because the boat on the left should have the

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advantage getting to the mark. In this example, the wind is come from

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the right. The blue boat, the port entry boat has the benefit of clean

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air. So, that is the science. Let's get back out there.

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In amongst all the confusion and postponed races and weather delays t

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stats are beginning to favour Team USA. There is a new confidence about

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Spithill spitted and his crew. Together, with -- Jimmy Spithill and

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his crew. Together, the arrival of Ben Ainslie has been their saviour.

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It is a huge task, but it is a challenge they enjoy. The boys are

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fine. They have been in tough situations before. Mounted

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comebacks. To be in this position, they'll want to prove everyone wrong

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and get the result. Let's hope there's racing today. Hope

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commentary team - over to them. Oracle scam team USA have -- Team

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USA have done ten runs here. This is a team I don't think wants to go

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home now. Can Jimmy Spithill put it together? Hey, this will be great

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fun to watch! . Let's look at the course and tide conditions with Ken.

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The ebb is starting. It will increase as the day goes along. You

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see the bigger arrows on the left-hand side, along the shore

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front, that is where the ebb starts first. That is going upwind, towards

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the left side, towards the shore front. Good for all the people out

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there watching the race. Then, of course the racecourse itself, this

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is the new-style racecourse for the America's Cup w the reaching start

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to mark one. Todd, you can obviously make a strong case that the first

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person to mark one wins the race with the boats so even in speed

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right now. Up and down one-and-a-half times and the quick

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reach into the finish, we could see history off America's Cup today.

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So, with 241 to go until the start of the race, we check in on the

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water for the conditions. The wind has really changed here. Just in the

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last three or four minutes it is blowing in hard. I expect the chop

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to get pretty nasty out here. Both boats have bigger jibs than they had

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up yesterday. Shifting gears and being able to handle heavy winds

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will be a tough one. The wind is peaking, closer to 17 knots. Wind

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limit should not be a problem in this first race. In San Francisco it

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always builds in the afternoon. Here comes the Americans into the start

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box as they have port entry. . It will be interesting to see if

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they take this port entry and go down into the box. Team New ze land

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is on their tail, not making it easy for Oracle, that is for sure!

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It gives them the chance to take the start line, that we have seen to be

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so valuable. This is a big switch up to what we have seen in the last few

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days. Both boats are very close to the line. They'll have to kill a lot

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of speed here. They were so close coming together, that typically

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means that the breeze has gone to the left, that it is a left-shift

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coming off the shore. Do you see that? I do, I think Jimmy will try

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and get underneath now with them so close.

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Todd, they are really far down in the box. They are down near that

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yellow line, that is the layline to the mark. It is hard to hook when

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you are that far down the line. Let's see if team New Zealand can

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hold them up. Both boats at risk of being over. Spithill gets the hook.

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Just as I said it would be hard for him to do, dominant hook. They will

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come at them and starboard again. Jimmy Spithill nails it.

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We are racing day number nine. Race 12 is off.

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The mistake by New Zealand was too close to the line, too early. They

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had that chance to take the left side of the starting line early on

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in the sequence. It didn't work. They were too early like Gary said.

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Oracle pounced. It is the Americans with the lead,

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here in San Francisco. The lead is just five seconds. Now,

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the Americans have been the faster boat on the downwind leg, now the

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big question is - can they build on this? Breeze off the shoreline.

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Let's see if the breeze has shifted to come off the city front, off the

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shoreside here. Let's see if they can milk this! A long way. That

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benefits the boat out front. I notice New Zealand going up and

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down on its hull more than the American boat. An indication that

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maybe Dean Barker is having a little trouble steering.

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Let's go back to the start quickly, as they make their first gybe here.

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Was this Dean Barker being too aggressive? Did Jimmy Spithill make

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the most of it? At two minutes, they came together and they were so

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close, this all of a sudden gave Dean Barker a lot more options. We

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have seen the boat from the starboard tack side, than from the

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past. Did he change his strategy? Absolutely, as he should. It should

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be an advantage at this stage. The problem was they got too close. Team

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New Zealand get a proper hook and the rest is history. Here it is on

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virtual line. The Americans getting the port entry. They come in fast.

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Look how close that cross was! There was a close cross. All of a sudden

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they decide to take the lead back. Jimmy Spithill does a nice job of

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being patient here. I was worried they would be too low on the

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layline. He knows more than I do about how these multi-hulls work and

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got a nice hook and forced the issue right away. He also was very patient

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there. He could have gone with Team New Zealand. That makes him

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vulnerable, as the rules go. He stayed, waited and took off at the

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right time. This is a textbook - what we call a hook move.

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Race 12, as we check in on the water with Gary Jobson. New Zealand,

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behind, going down wind. The speed is not very much difference. We will

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look at a split at the lower gate. Pressure should be OK here. Slightly

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faster, slightly higher. That is the job of the strategist,

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Tom Slingsby, just calling the other boat. Actually, what you have

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noticed, they are calling their own boat. It is very typical of the

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strategists. They refer to only their boat. We are higher, slower,

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we are faster. But really good communication.

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Certainly no sense of panic on the American boat, that is for sure.

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So, the Kiwis are determined to gybe to set themselves up for mark number

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two. This could be the sign of who goes which way. The Americans would

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love to get a split. Can you and Gary, both pointed out, the left

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side of the course, going up wind will be the fastest. There are big

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current lines out there. The big, big current line - this is a tough

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spot if you are ahead. You have to try and plan out. You have to have

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well ahead of time your strategy of where you want to be. You can see

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Oracle wants to be heading out into where you want to be. You can see

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the middle. They will do one more gybe and in, is my guess.

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So this will create the split that Gary was references, with Oracle

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heading offshore and Team New Zealand inshore. Not much in it.

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At mark number tworks it is the Americans first there. They head

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outside so, they will head into deeper waters. That leaves the

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option open for the Kiwis at mark two.

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And they will split the course. Gary, I am kind of surprised that

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Oracle choose to go offshore here. I was surprised how late they were at

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the hook in the mark at that start. What do I know? You would think the

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ebb is actually increasing along the shore front quicker than it is

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offshore right now. I am surprised they choose this route. You know a

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lot. Don't underestimate your knowledge here! I am surprised too.

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Why open the door. We know the ebb will be better along the shore and

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the water will be a little bit less choppy. The waves will be pretty

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nasty where Oracle are now. So an early tact for Oracle - their

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lead was 11 seconds after mark number two. They led by five at mark

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number one. A win is really, right up along the

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shoreline, along the city front. Oracle are in a high-speed right

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now. You sail in a high or low mood. There's the -- mode. There's the

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current. I am surprised Oracle choose to go offshore first. Here is

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the first big cross. Let's see how they go. Perfect tact for New

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Zealand. If they were five lengths further, the wind would have gone

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way down. So, Ken, is this a case of the Kiwis

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on a conveyer belt when you talk of the current going upwind? That is

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exactly where they are. We will find out how much of a conveyer belt. I

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think they have closed up. It is not a dip, not as close up as we have

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seen in the past. They are certainly a lot closer. I would think that

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would be a better current the whole time.

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Oracle can take advantage of the current. They too can continue get

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too close. The Americans have led the entire

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race. The Americans now in a favourable position. As Gary pointed

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out, light wind on the left side of the track. They were going 31 knots

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of wind. Who would ever have thought these boats could have gone 30 knots

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of wind! It is remarkable. They were 39th downwind to. Give you

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an idea of how much gain there has been and the speed of these boats.

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Nice little extension by Oracle here.

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A good opportunity for Oracle to attack on New Zealand's breeze. They

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don't seem to be taking it. It is a little too close, to throw two tacts

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in that close to the shoreline, I think it would be a tough spot for

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any catamaran. That is impressive there.

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Upwind was kind of like - people have said they have seen it, but

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no-one was sure and now, in fact, it is a common sight.

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Here is the cross on leg number three.

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So the Americans have the lead. Can they hold on to it?

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Still hovering around 100 metres. Both boats heading upwind here on

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leg three of five. The Americans must win this race, or the America's

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Cup goes to Emirates Team New Zealand.

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Just coming coming in now. The boths, really the first time in

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similar currents side by side. What can you tell us about the current

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status. I am looking at the boats coming up to the city front. Right

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now, you twoont be close to the city. That current is sweeping out

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to the Golden Gate. That is why it is so close now.

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A huge moment heert in San Francisco, on the cross, of leg

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number three, the Americans with the slight advantage over Emirates Team

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New Zealand, in a must-win situation. As always, the Kiwis will

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never go away. Their tenacity is incredible. I am

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surprised that Oracle forced them back into the left so early on those

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surprised that Oracle forced them last two tacks. It pushed them in

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the right place. You love it when your competitor pushes you to the

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right spot! 17 knots going through a tack - that

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is impressive. It is on the left side of the

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screen. Got a shot of Ben Ainslie, the

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four-time Olympic medallist playing tactician for Oracle Team USA.

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Going really well. Fully foiling upwind.

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You'll see Oracle tack on Team New Zealand and keep the left side of

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the racecourse. I think New Zealand should tack a

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lot sooner to get back to the left. I think New Zealand should tack a

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Keep going guys! Nice mode there! Make sure you have the pressure.

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Constant chatter on Oracle. Team New Zealand drifting back just a bit as

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the lead has gone out to 150 metres. A minute-and-a-half ago it was

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within 30 metres. I think Oracle has a nice mode. They keep talking about

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their mode, as do we. I think they have found a really nice mode in

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this ebb current, that they can go super fast in. Seems to be

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performing very well today. The wind is getting a little lighter

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as they approach the mark. A good play for Ben Ainslie here, forcing

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your competitor in the direction you think is wrong - tactically force

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them out into less current. You take the side you think has more current.

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And possibly a better wind shift. You have a good look at them

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grinding away. There's the goal on this beat - the

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Americans, the lead 128 metres and growing.

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Now Oracle is trying to set up team New Zealand for that one final kill.

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That one that will force them to do one more manoeuvre than they have to

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do as they come into this weather mark, or force them to overstand the

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mark. Either way, the boat ahead, they have a big opportunity to gain

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here. Here we go - they'll do two. My guess Team New Zealand, Oracle

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will only do one. Good call. Ben Ainslie says let's go

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to the layline, we don't want extra tacks, let New Zealand make them.

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And as the Americans hit the layline, the lead is up to 150

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And as the Americans hit the metres on leg number three.

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Something interesting between Ben Ainslie and what John Kostecki was

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doing. He brings himself into the middle of the boat a lot, where

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Kostecki was always grind from the high side, doing tactics from there.

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It has to be difficult to see your opposition on the other side of the

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wing. So the strategy pays off for the

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Americans. They forced the Kiwis into an extra tack, as the Americans

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hit gate number three first. It is very small lead and it looks like

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Jimmy Spithill will opt for the deeper waters as he rounds gate

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number three. The Kiwis in the opposite direction - again they have

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split the course. The Americans lead still over 100

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metres over the Kiwis. So Gary, you would have to consider

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mark three a huge success, strategically for the Americans. Ten

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seconds does not sound a lot, but that is eight boat lengths. We are

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next to Oracle, USA right now. They went through a perfect jive and

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another gain. -- gybe and another gain. So the

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Americans go in the normal moid. Mode. The sense you get is you do

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not want to give the Americans any more momentum than they already

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have. That is exactly right! Dean Barker knows in that pre-race

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interview, he says, these guys are dangerous, we don't want to let them

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off the mat, so to speak and sure enough, they give them a chance

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right now. Leg four of five. This is race

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number 12. Day number nine, for the 34th America's Cup. The Americans

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firmly are in control of this one and they have to be. If they lose

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another race, the America's Cup leaves their hands and goes back to

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New Zealand. So the Americans sailing two knots

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faster downwind. They have the lead, they look very smooth. People

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watching at home may say they were less than 100 metres when they

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approached gate number three. When you round the weather mark, that

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weather gate, you automatically accelerate. You start going about 10

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knots faster than the other boat going upwind. You automatically

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knots faster than the other boat create a jump from going downwind

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compared to upwind. They got this first shift correct. There is some

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luck involved in that. At the same time, you make your own luck. They

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got into the first shift and maybe tripled their lead. You are on the

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water - what did the Americans do so right and where did the Kiwis miss

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out? We saw the wind getting lighter up to that gate. New Zealand rounded

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the left gate, went along the shore. That is where they lost the

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distance. They did haven't the wind to give them the speed.

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To be honest, they didn't have a choice either. The lead boat

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dictates what the boat behind is going to do going into those

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situations. The I can wis took the hand they -- the Kiwis took the hand

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they were given and it didn't work. Emirates Team New Zealand, Grant

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Dalton, as a grinder. It is well over 400 metres away, what we like

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to refer to as "the bat mobile." Having Grant Dalton on the boat has

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been very important. He needs to stay on board to settle this team

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down for the second race this afternoon.

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For the longest time, we have said the Kiwis are the fastest boat here

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at this 34th America's Cup. At the moment the Americans are clear

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clearly the faster boat. Remember, compared to most boats we sail,

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these guys actually sail into the front of them. Where the breeze is

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coming from, it is right in front of them. That is how fast they go. That

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is how much apparent wind they create. You can sail into a puff and

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extend and sail away, there's nothing the boat behind can do about

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it. You cannot help by think, this has

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been a long few weeks, a long couple of years. These guys have been

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been a long few weeks, a long couple nonstop now, for days and days in a

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row. Comugs has to happen at some --

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exhaustion has to happen at some stage. The Americans head for home.

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And unlike yesterday, mark number four, not that close, as the Kiwis

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make the turn, they are down by 29 seconds, as the Americans head for

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home and this victory will go the way of Oracle Team USA. And they did

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exactly what they had to do. As you pointed out, they had to get the

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start - that was mission number one. They must have read our pre-raised

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script. Really, give these guys credit. The pressure is all over

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them and they have performed under the heat that the world's sailing

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community is just heaping on these guys. Really well done by Oracle

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Team USA in this rass! -- race! The Americans will come to

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Team USA in this rass! the line and they will extend this

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series. Oracle Team USA gets the race win in race 12.

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No major celebrations on board. That is just one down. They need seven

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more wins to keep the cup. For the Kiwis, Dean Barker, you can always

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imagine what he'll say, it is one race. Regroup, get over it -

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imagine what he'll say, it is one there is one thing with these Kiwis,

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their in incredible composure and demeanour just solid. These guys

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will be totally sorted out and ready to go for this next race. Now the

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biggest question is, what will Mother Nature do? Knowing San

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biggest question is, what will Francisco and how the wind builds in

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the afternoon, everyone will start to look at the numbers.

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But the most important number is the Americans pick up win number four of

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this regatta and they keep the Kiwis from getting number nine and game

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set match. There we go. A cheer for the boys

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from the boss. Straight back to doing business. The

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boys are really focussed today. They are accepting the challenge. We are

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straight on to the next one. That is how we'll treat it, one after the

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other. Is there more pressure or less pressure? You can make a case,

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the mountain seems so high at this stage, there's less pressure,

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nothing to lose as you go out there. In some ways there is. We love a

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challenge and we will certainly -- and we certainly got what we

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challenge and we will certainly -- for here. The boys this morning,

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there was almost excitement - they really embraced it and sailed a

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fantastic race. We have to focus. One at a time, did a little thing

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right and keep chipping away. Grant Dalton sums up the race and the plan

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going forward. We were a lot faster yesterday. We have sort of gone back

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to the configuration today, targeting the first race now. We

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know n the breeze, as we targeted yesterday morning's race, breeze up

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a bit now. Starboard advantage now as the ebb is starting to run. Makes

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it real hard N the race they got blown off yesterday, we had a

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blinder. A bit unfortunate really. But, yeah, a more normal

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configuration now. Yesterday was different. Grant, can you speak of

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the pressure you and the boys are feeling knowing that the entire

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nation of New Zealand is glued to their screens now, expecting you to

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bring home the cup. We know there is a nation watching us. Once you go

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into the start box, you don't really think of that any more. You just do

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your job as best you can. So, with the first chance gone, will it be

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lucky 13 for Dean Barker and his crew? Will the American's great form

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continue? They have won three #0u9 of the last five races.

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With a strengthening wind, the time slot for race 13 was passing.

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And those blue arrows that are supper imposed on your screen tell

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the tale. That is the ebb tide. That coupled with the wind has triggered

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the clock get again. The clock has been pushed back to 15 minutes

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again. Just like yesterday and several other days we are in a

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wind-limit hold at the moment. We keep talking about this upper

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limit, wind limit here, particularly with the ebb. Is there any chance

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that the teams, you and the coastguard could agree to raise it?

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I think it is a bit late in the competition for that, Gary. This is

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something agreed quite some time ago. It was heavily scrutinised and

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you know, the change halfway through the competition is unlikely.

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But anything is possible. You know, this is the America's Cup. You know,

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I think right now we are dealing the worst of it. It gets a whole lot

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better from here. I'm not short changing it, would achieve much any

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way. It gets better because of the current? We start with the flooding

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tides and you know, we have been caught by the last of the ebb here

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this afternoon. There's no late day scheduled at all. We race every day

:36:49.:36:54.

until this regatta concludes? Keep going now. Does it put pressure on

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you? Look, I think it is frustrating for all of us. We see it here, the

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ebb is really starting to run. Of course we measure it 15 minutes into

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the race. But, of course, the breeze is building. These guys having great

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skills to sail these boats T rules are the rules. It is what we have

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agreed to. We have to play by the rules. With minutes to spare, the

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wind dropped and the start sequence kicked in.

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So the jackets are off. It looks like we will in fact go sailing

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here. Race number two on the bay of day nine. Jimmy Spithill and company

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look determined. I always found it was really hard

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when you were in the middle of postponements like that it was hard

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to keep mentally and fiscally prepared. These guys being having

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their jackets on, doing their time runs, it is professional. Getting

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themselves back into race mode. Oracle Team USA. They get the

:38:11.:38:25.

advantage. What can they do with it? Oracle Team USA. They get the

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Will Mother Nature co-operate? Todd, it is interesting, you heard

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Dean Barker say he's the wing, the wing, the wing. They are quite late

:38:47.:38:52.

into the start box because they actually lost control of their boat

:38:52.:38:56.

for just a second. It was too close to the wind. Maybe they aren't quite

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as prepared as we thought they were for this start.

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So, the dance begins. 90 second away from the start of race number 13.

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Keep your fingers and toes crossed. Still has to go over that.

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Sorry guys, over the wind limit. I had a bad feeling about this! It

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looked like the breeze was on a little bit more out there.

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I am looking at 30 second average now. Itted had just -- it had just

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popped over - literally three seconds. That will takeaway our

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second race of the day y again. No panic the Kiwi camp. They have a

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six-race lead. Momentum with Team USA. The gamesmanship continues. We

:40:09.:40:16.

actually sent a letter to the Kiwis, saying, listen, we would accept

:40:16.:40:20.

raising the wind limits for at least the fact that if you start a race,

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you've got to finish it. They cannot blow it off. I think that would be

:40:25.:40:30.

better for the sport, better for people watching, but it takes them

:40:30.:40:37.

to agree to it. You know, if, at the moment, there is wind limit, this is

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likely to happen again. It doesn't seem right to change any rules

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halfway through a series. When you start that series, it is how it

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should be. We have seated our boat up knowing what the wind limbs can

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be. Yes, we can win seven more races. When we started this regatta,

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I think Dean and his guys had a significant edge up wind through a

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lot of hard work and engineering and the boat builder builders, we have

:41:11.:41:16.

been able to improve the performance of our boat, to the point now where

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been able to improve the performance we think we are very competitive

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around the race track. Certainly the guys sailing the boat would believe

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we can win it now. We believe we have a great boat. We have improved

:41:26.:41:30.

it. We have not finished yet. We are still, tonight we'll make some more

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changes and that's the name of if game is you have to keep developing

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your boat the whole through. So we are in a different situation now,

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where we are clearly confident of our boat and we believe we can do

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it. And you know, we've almost got nothing to lose. We will go out

:41:48.:41:52.

there and win races. We have said from the start, we don't believe

:41:52.:41:56.

this is over until we win one more race. It's a better one. You have of

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the -- it's a battle. You have to fight for every point. We are very

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aware that we've got to race well to fight for every point. We are very

:42:04.:42:09.

win races. Nothing has changed since we started this series. We'll go out

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there again tomorrow. We have a huge amount of confidence in the way we

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sail the boat. We know that if we sail as well as we should, then

:42:18.:42:22.

we'll win a race. The Americans are clearly in tune

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with the ever-changing weather conditions. New Zealand have

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with the ever-changing weather match points. The hacker is on stand

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by. The mobile phones are on charge, with fans eager to celebrate the

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America's Cup. We will bring you every tack and

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gybe of this over the weekend.

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Highlights as the America's Cup builds to its climax. The 162-year-old sailing event - which boasts the oldest trophy in international sport - is being staged entirely within the confines of San Francisco Bay for the first time in its history.


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