LIVE UPDATE: America's Cup day 5
General Synopsis: Dissipating low-pressure (1010 mb) 50 miles east of North Cape. High-pressure (1029 mb) positioned 500 miles east of the Cook Straits and clearing to the east. Vigorous Southern Ocean low-pressure (979 mb) 500 miles south of South Island, with an active cold front extending north west into the Tasman Sea to affect the Auckland area on Monday.
Winds: NE 7-12 knots.
Partly cloudy with a chance of an isolated shower. Air temperatures 21-24degC. Moderate to choppy seas with a one metre NE swell easing through the day.
12:45 Start looks like it is going to be on time (at 1.15pm). Wind is getting a little lighter. Spectator fleet much diminished compared to previous weekends (we estimate about 200 boats, possibly about one tenth the number from the first weekend). General sense of interest in the event, but apathy that the Cup is heading Alinghi's way. Many are still betting on Team New Zealand winning today. Let's face it, this is not a boat breaking day.
Team New Zealand were burning the midnight oil last night swopping the rig from NZL81 across to 82.
12:50 WInd speed up the course - 5.9 knots on the race committee boat. But they think they are going to go with it.
1:05 Postponement. Will keep you posted. Looks like a good sea breeze day.
2:15 Not looking hopeful. Wind completely dropped off. Team New Zealand say that they have 3.4 knots. They are unhopeful of getting a race off today.
3:10 Still no action. Not looking promising. Beautiful day - no wind.
3:15 Racing canned, but the sun tan is coming on well...
|Team New Zealand (NZL-82)||v. Alinghi (SUI-64)|
|Bowman||Jeremy Lomas||Foredeck||Dean Phipps|
|Mid Bowman||Matt Mitchell||Foredeck||Curtis Blewett|
|Mastman||Nick Heron||Mastman||Francesco Rapetti|
|Pitman||Jared Henderson||Pitman||Josh Belsky|
|Runner/Pit||Barry McKay *||Grinder||Kai Bjorn|
|Grinder||Jono Macbeth||Grinder||Will McCarthy|
|Grinder||Rob Waddell||Genoa Trimmer||Simon Daubney|
|Grinder||Chris Ward||Trimmer||Richard Bouzaid|
|Trimmer||James Dagg||Grinder||Dominik Neidhart|
|Trimmer||Grant Loretz||Mainsail Traveller||Murray Jones *|
|Mainsheet Trimmer||Tony Rae *||Mainsail Trimmer||Warwick Fleury|
|Afterguard||Adam Beashel *||Grinder||Pieter Van Nieuwenhuyzen *|
|Afterguard||Peter Evans||Strategist||Jochen Schuemann|
|Afterguard||Bertrand Pace||Navigator||Ernesto Bertarelli|
|Navigator||Mike Drummond||Tactician||Brad Butterworth *|
|Skipper||Dean Barker||Helmsman/Skipper||Russell Coutts|
|17 th Person||17 th Person|