AmericaOne New Zealand Chronicles:
USA 49 got some good practice
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Daily Report - Wednesday, November 3, 1999 -
The skies closed in on us a little today in Auckland. A good hard rain this morning was followed by a breezy afternoon. Clouds, our meteorologist, is predicting that the winds will be very strong over the next few days. With that in mind, just about every team was out there today checking out there configuration changes for Round Robin 2.
USA 49 got some good practice racing in against Stars & Stripes. Several practice starts and two full races got off without incident. I would say that both teams got a good dose of heavy air boat-handling, if you call 25 knots in an America's Cup boat heavy air. Thanks to the Stars & Stripes Crew for the practice today.
We shall see what the weather brings in the next few days. Hopefully we can stay out on the water, but we have to make prudent decisions knowing that the higher point races are right around the corner. I can say that everyone is looking forward to Round Robin 2. Stay tuned.
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