America's Cup faces further delay
Tuesday 09 February 2010
There are doubts over whether the re-run of the first America's Cup race will be staged tomorrow.
Winds tonight were expected to be strong, leaving possibly bumpy seas, which may see the race delayed again. The much anticipated race has already been delayed once when on Monday the winds were deemed too light and unreliable.
Tonight, a full crew will be posted on BMW Oracle's 90-foot trimaran, which had its 223-foot wing mast in place, and will be up for the whole night. Their task is to prevent the boat from trying to rip itself off its mooring and the mast being damaged or, at worst, come crashing down.
Speaking to The Independent's Stuart Alexander, Bruno Troublé, the former America's Cup skipper for France, heralded the investment and technology on show at the historic event.
To listen to the full interview with Troublé, who is also the organiser of the Louis Vuitton Cup challenger elimination series and now organiser of the Louis Vuitton Trophy, click below...
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