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America’s Cup World Series

Regatta Director Iain Murray has advised that the course today is likely to be a combination of Course B and C, which means that the Rangitoto Channel will be used for racing.

The wind is blowing from the north, around to the left from yesterday bringing the Rangitoto Channel into play.

The breeze us expected to be light, but still above the minimum windstrength of 6.5kts.

Today is the final day of the America’s Cup World Series, with the Xmas Cup being sailed tomorrow – when lighter winds are expected.

Best vantage points are North Head – expected to be opposite the start line.

Fort Cautley in the middle of the course, with the top end of the course being off Narrow Neck or slightly north.

First race start is at 3.12pm

For a live commentary tune into Peter Montgomery and friends on Gold AM (on iHeart Radio) or 1332 on a regular radio. A portable radio is highly recommended so you get a live commentary from the worlds leading yacht racing commentator, with access to all the various digital feeds.

We listened yesterday on the internet on the water, and even with a 30 second delay it was very, very useful information and completes the viewing experience for shore spectators. We’re taking a portable AM radio today to get the broadcast action in real-time.

Can’t recommend this commentary highly enough.

by Richard Gladwell Sail-World NZ

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