Race Day Briefing: Match Day 3 -- Fighting back

Bermuda (BDA) - 35th America's Cup 2017 - 35th America's Cup Match Presented by Louis Vuitton
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On Saturday, ORACLE TEAM USA has two races scheduled against Emirates Team New Zealand beginning at 1412 local time (1:12pm ET).

We're off the dock and out on the race course. Latest wind information from the race committee boat, 9 to 11 knots, southwest. Looks good for racing.

Our starting six for the first race today (race five of the America's Cup):

Skipper/Helmsman -- Jimmy Spithill
Wing Trimmer -- Kyle Langford
Tactician/Grinder -- Tom Slingsby
Grinder -- Louis Sinclair
Grinder -- Kinley Fowler
Grinder -- Ky Hurst

Five days of changes. Five days of testing and training. Five days of work to eke out every last ounce of speed from our America's Cup Class boat. 

Has it been enough?

Skipper Jimmy Spithill, tactician Tom Slingsby and coach Philippe Presti are confident the team has taken a step forward both in terms of hardware and technique. 

Full info on how to follow today's action is available on the America's Cup website here - https://www.americascup.com/en/where-to-watch.html

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