America's Cup start delayed

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The Independent Online

They marched them 26 miles out to sea, then they marched them 26 miles home again, and the America's Cup showdown was put on hold until Wednesday when another attempt will be made to run the first race between the Swiss defender, Ernesto Bertarelli's Alinghi, and his USA challenger, Larry Ellison's BMW Oracle.

The winds were too light and unreliable to persuade race officer Harold Bennett to unleash the two giant multihulls on the 40-mile race. No race is scheduled for Tuesday, but the forecast for Wednesday is for conditions as uncertain as they were today.