Day two - Morning briefing - Three up

Hamilton (BDA) - 35th America's Cup Bermuda 2017 - ORACLE TEAM USA
© Sam Greenfield

1100 ADT:

Weather forecast today is for similar conditions to yesterday. Although with the direction forecast to be more SW than W, it should be slightly less shifty.

The wind is forecast to be 11 to 13 knots from 230 degrees.

The starting six for the first race are:

Skipper/Helmsman --- Jimmy Spithill
Wing Trimmer --- Kyle Langford
Tactician/Grinder --- Tom Slingsby
Grinder --- Louis Sinclair
Grinder --- Sam Newton
Grinder --- Graeme Spence

The team will substitute two grinders each race.


0900 ADT:


Three races on the schedule for ORACLE TEAM USA on what promises to be an action packed Sunday in Bermuda for day two of the Louis Vuitton America's Cup Qualifiers.

ORACLE TEAM USA schedule for Sunday:

14:37 -- ORACLE TEAM USA vs Land Rover BAR
15:35 -- ORACLE TEAM USA vs Artemis Racing
16:34 -- ORACLE TEAM USA vs SoftBank Team Japan

(All times local time in Bermuda)

At time of writing (0900), it is unclear whether Land Rover BAR will be on the water racing following their collision with SoftBank Team Japan yesterday. The damage to the Japanese boat was less severe and they are more likely to be ready to race.

Three races will be major physical test for the team, especially the grinders. Teams are permitted to subsitute two crew per race, and ORACLE TEAM USA will take full advantage of that. 

Highlights from day one are below:

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