Results of Flight 2 of Round 3:
|Nippon||Young America||4:55||Young America incurs 2 penalties|
|America One||Abracadabra||3:15||America One gains on every leg|
|Spain||Fast 2000||DNF||Fast 2000 dismasted|
|Prada||France||:38||Prada incurs penalty at windward mark|
|America True||Team Dennis Conner||:30||America True blown spinnaker on final leg|
News from the race course
For the second straight day there is a new team in the top 6. After scoring 9 points in a race in which opponent Fast 2000 was dismasted Spain now holds 6th with 26 points. This is 1 point ahead of Abracadabra and 2 points ahead of Young America.
Fast 2000's mast gave way as the twin keeled yacht sailed the third beat of the day. Winds were 15-20 knots. Eyewitness reports indicate that Fast 2000 was struck by a following wave and then the mast exploded.
Fast 2000 came to Auckland without a backup mast. The Spanish challenge has offered to let Fast 2000 use one of its spare masts. This means that Fast 2000 should be able to continue on.
Young America joined Fast 2000 and France in losing the first two races of round 3. Young America was penalized twice. The first penalty came on the first beat, the second when Young America attempted to score a penalty on Japan at the 2nd leeward mark.
If Fast 2000 can't race in flight 3, Young America will
score a greatly needed 9 points just by completing the course.
Standings Table: Through Flight 2 of round 3
Reference Note: Top 6 move onto semifinals.
In Round Robin 3 there is 1 race per day of 18.5 miles.
Victories in Round Robin 3 are worth 9 points.
Schedule for Flight 3:
France Vs. Abracadabra
America True Vs. Spain
Young America Vs. Fast 2000
America One vs. Young Australia
Tam Dennis Conner vs. Nippon