America’s Cup racing begins in San Francisco under “ruddergate” protest
“There is no second” because only one boat raced.
Emirates Team New Zealand sailed over the America’s Cup race course alone twice. On Sunday 7July Luna Rossa boycotted the race because of their “ruddergate” protest. Artemis Racing’s AC72 is not ready and did not race on Tuesday 9 July.
Even one AC72 generates excitement
Emirates Team New Zealand put on a stunning display of hydrofoiling speed and precision crew work. Their AC72 catamaran sped over the full America’s Cup course on San Francisco Bay, with a top speed over 42 knots. The flood tide going with the wind meant the water was smooth. Windspeed in the mid teens was ideal.