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(C)update: Friday 3 December

Results of Flight 2 of Round 3:

Winner Loser Delta Comment
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

Teams AB AO AT FA2 FRA NIP PRAD SPA TDC YAM YAU PTS Place
AB   L           W       25 7
AO W     W               54 2
AT                 W     47 4
FA2   L           L       8 11
FRA           L L         10 9
JAP         W         W   47.5 3
PRAD         W         W   64 1
SPA L     W               26 6
TDC     L               W 45.5 5
YAM           L L         24 8
YAU                 L     9 10

 


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: 
Bye- Prada
France  Vs. Abracadabra
America True Vs. Spain
Young America Vs. Fast 2000
America One vs. Young Australia
Tam Dennis Conner  vs. Nippon