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  1. 1. Who will win the Louis Vuitton Challenger Series?

    • Artemus Racing, SWE
    • Emirates Team New Zealand, NZL
    • Luna Rossa Challenge 2013, ITA
  2. 2. Who will Defend?

    • Oracle Team USA, 'Team Ainslie', USA
    • Oracle Team USA, 'Team Spithall', USA
  3. 3. Who will Win America's Cup 2013?

    • Oracle Team USA, USA
    • Artemus Racing, SWE
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    • Emirates Team New Zealand, NZL
    • Luna Rossa Challenge 2013, ITA
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Here's a neat wee New Zealand Americas Cup tribute made by NZ's Virtual Eye, the video is billed as being from *the nation born from sailors to the best sailors of the world* - Kia Kaha San Francisco.

Includes the Maori legend of NZ being fished up, through to SF.

Quite impressive.

Thanks for posting. This is impressive!

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...just left Atlanta, heading to Dallas/Houston , thinknig of SF. What's gonna happen today? looks like 2 races will go off, could be the end of Oracle Team USA 2013 if ETNZ can capture both races......nervous about that. Watched the final 2010 race this am for good luck. You guys must all be excited to put it away today but this thing is just warming up, I don't wanna see it end when it just started getting interesting! I feel the city getting more wound up every race and i hope this thing dosn't end too soon, the cities got a lot to give still.

Good luck to the brilliant teams and boats, it's a great day to be in San Fran, wish I was there.

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Mk 3 approaching...very even racing...nothing in it, get ready for the drag race to Mk 4...Team NZ in front JUST!...now its on, full accelerators...go both yachts!

Oracle going as fast as they can to catch Team NZ...Flying.

Team NZ shutting them down but still a good race!

Coming to Mk 4 and the run home very close, around they go, interesting slow move around the mark..NZ coming home...

MATCH POINT!!! Team NZ!

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I seriously doubt Race 12 will get going.

When this is over...boy are they going to tear into the terrible organization of this event.

Considering Artemus is of no relavence whatsoever now...

These boats were ready to go...

There you go Paul...saved for another day.

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Unbelievable pre-start by Barker who had the disadvantaged start, Oracle came in late, and Spithall couldnt climb onto Team NZ...and then shipped a huge wave in slowing Oracle down. Barker climbed ontop of Oracle and away they went...UNTILL!

However there seemed to be a progressive damage issue onboard Team NZ...could've happened at that awkward MK 4 rounding. Took a while to crank up onto the foils for the run home...noticed the crew working under the wing hinge just after the race called off and reset.

Got a feeling the crew may been happy for a 24 hour delay.

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Great win for Team New Zealand to go to match point. It is so nervous watching the race. The second race Barker had a great start but was called off due to high winds. We will need to wait another day.

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Well...getting ready for Race 12.

Great sailing conditions, good wind on tide as well.

Whoever wins the start, will lead the race.

Race 12 pre-start begins...Oracle in the favoured position..It begins.

Oracle wins the start after Team NZ fudged the start...

Oracle leads around mk 1, very good work.

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Oracle around Mk2 first...upwind leg begins, the long drag up to mk 3.

Oracle at first cross in front on high speed foil. Good work Oracle.

Team NZ unable to catch them...this one is Oracles.

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I KIDD YOU NOT...RACE 13 IS GOING TO CANCELLED

IN FACT THIS HAS ONLY FAVOURED TIME...THE AMERICAS CUP COMMITTEE CLEARLY KNEW THIS. HOLD OUT AS LONG AS THEY CAN.

THEY ARE GOING TO GIVE IT A GO....FINGERS CROSSED!!!

Race 13 pre-start...Oracle on advantage.

BUT NO!!!

Errrrrghhhhh!

Gotta feeling Team NZ dodged a bullet...Oracle seems to have the psycological advantage though.

Oracle very much still in it.

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Could the Committee just be trying to get it to the weekend?

Possibly...but the standard timetable will max out and the rest will be extras. There are no more rest days.

Still, have to agree that a mid week finish wouldnt help ratings.

As for the pendulum swing. Its moving into Oracles favour. Their boat has caught up and has probibly passed Team NZs in technology.

Team NZs advantage was winning those early races.

This regatta is far from over.

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Possibly...but the standard timetable will max out and the rest will be extras. There are no more rest days.

Still, have to agree that a mid week finish wouldnt help ratings.

As for the pendulum swing. Its moving into Oracles favour. Their boat has caught up and has probibly passed Team NZs in technology.

Team NZs advantage was winning those early races.

This regatta is far from over.

Boats are equal. New Zealands boat was moded today for lighter winds than actually occurred.

New Zealand still have the advantage. Not sure where you think the pendulum is swinging towards Oracle? We need 1 race to win and they need 7!

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Boats are equal. New Zealands boat was moded today for lighter winds than actually occurred.

New Zealand still have the advantage. Not sure where you think the pendulum is swinging towards Oracle? We need 1 race to win and they need 7!

Seriously?... Oracle HAS caught up. If those negative points didnt count...

Team NZ needs to win the start, which they have port advantage tomorrow, and constantly need to block Oracle especially since they are now faster on the upwind leg.

There's hunger in Oracle now they are tasting victory...

This most likely will end tomorrow...But Oracle is going to fight all the way, they simply dont want to die.

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