Yesterday could have marked the end for the American team. However, with a solid win in the first race, living by the old adage “win the start and extend your lead”, Oracle held them off once more.
A race cancellation due to wind strengths just prior to the 2nd start ensures that Oracle lives to defend the Cup another day. Say what you want, this is way more exciting than any Americas Cup yet! Especially the last one which was a boat designers cup (IMO).
Check out the highlights of yesterdays race courtesy of the America’s Cup YouTube channel….(Also as a bonus there is nice explanation of VMG-Velocity Made Good and “Hooking” by the experts, starting at the 35:00 mark)
Tune in tomorrow 12:30PM Pacific Time, 3:30PM Eastern Time on NBC for the live action.
“How do you eat a Kiwi? One race at a time.” – GO ORACLE!