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Light winds postpone America's Cup racing

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 4/06/2017

The America's Cup qualification semi-final between Team New Zealand and Sir Ben Ainslie's BAR Team has been abandoned on Monday morning (NZT) due to light winds in Bermuda.

The governing body ACRM informed the teams that the winds were too light for racing and the match will hopefully take place on Tuesday (NZ time).

The wind did get up to 5.7 knots and was creping up to its target of 6 knots but did not manage to cross the line.

For the racing to go ahead, 6 knots is required for 10 minutes.

Tuesday was scheduled as a lay-by day so the postponed races will take place then.

The Kiwis have shown they can thrive in light winds so Peter Burling and his team won't mind if the winds remain light.

The New Zealand team will be looking to bounce back quickly from the demoralising loss to Team USA on Sunday.

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