Will today be the last day of this year's America's Cup racing?

Will today be the last day of this year's America's Cup racing?

America's Cup racing

There's always a lot going on in San Francisco, but one of the special events that has captivated many people this year has been the America's Cup sailing competition. The precursors to the Finals which are now ongoing were the Louis Vuitton Cup (which Emirates Team New Zealand won, advancing them to the finals) and the Red Bull Youth America's Cup

After elimination rounds, the final push is on between challenger Emirates Team New Zealand and Cup defender Oracle Team USA.

This is the culmination of many months of preparation races, and is a best-of-17 event. As of this morning, Emirates Team New Zealand has a commanding lead, with 8 wins -- one more win and the Cup is theirs. Oracle Team USA, however, has made some changes to their boat, has implemented new strategies and is coming on strong, winning a number of recent races.

Two races are scheduled for today, weather permitting (winds need to be within a set range, neither too light nor too strong.) The first (and last, should New Zealand win) takes place at 1:10 PM, Pacific Daylight Time. The second at 2:10 PM

If you can't be here to enjoy the spectacle live, you can download a free app and watch the excitement on your iPad, or go to YouTube and enjoy on your big screen. It's fascinating to watch.

 

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Comment balloon 4 commentsLottie Kendall • September 21 2013 06:51AM

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Lottie, I have been watching the races and what a spectacle. Those boats are amazingly fast. Very exciting. Go new Zealand!! Well I am an Aussie so I have to cheer for them.

Posted by Helen and Larry Prier- Re-Max Gateway - Residential Real Estate, Anacortes & surrounding Skagit & Island Counties (RE-MAX Gateway- Residential Real Estate Sales) about 4 years ago

I'm glad you've been enjoying the races - amazing! Am I being disloyal if I say Team New Zealand deserves to take the Cup? That being said, I'm glad we're finally getting to see some tight, evenly-matched races.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) about 4 years ago

Hello Lottie,

I've never been a sailor, but I do enjoy watching these amazing races!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek & Associates LLC Team) about 4 years ago

Hi Lottie, I used this blog as my entry into the Virtual Traveler contest in Active Rain.  

Final and decisive race coming today if it's not to windy.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) almost 4 years ago

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