AMERICAS CUP – Poor weather curtailed any thought of practice in Venice today. The morning dawned with wind approaching 30 knots, plummeting temperatures and heavy rain.
The winds eased and the sun made an appearance later in the day, but all the teams remained ashore.
I had a chance to speak to Emirates Team New Zealand’s Ray Davies, in a very cold tent at the team base this morning for a longer feature story to run next week. I asked him about some of his favourite days on the water, and he pointed out how much fun the AC45 is to sail and race: “Some of the days on the AC45 are just fantastic,” he said. “Even yesterday (during the training races), wind in that 9 to 11 knot range, it’s a full-on crew work battle, but everything is manageable, you’re not overpowered yet. That’s really nice racing.” MORE STORY