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  •   Home > News > Sports > Sailing

    A change of course for racing in the Prada Cup this afternoon due to thunderstorms that are forecast to hit Auckland around six o'clock

    A change of course for racing in the Prada Cup this afternoon due to thunderstorms that are forecast to hit Auckland around six o'clock


    A nor-westerly breeze of between 13 and 18 knots with a choppy sea state should see plenty of fireworks from the challengers, who should be able to keep foiling.

    The northern most Course A off the North Shore beaches offers the most consistent wind, so racing should be able to be completed before the weather turns nasty.

    All the pressure is on American Magic seeking its first win against Luna Rossa in the opening race.

    That's set to get underway at 3:15.

    Catch live commentary of Peter Montgomery on Gold AM and iHeartRadio.

    NEWSTALK ZB'S COVERAGE OF THE 36TH AMERICA'S CUP WITH PANASONIC - THE OFFICIAL ELECTRONICS SUPPLIER OF EMIRATES TEAM NEW ZEALAND.

    © 2021 Newstalk ZB, NZCity


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     23 Feb: INEOS Team UK skipper Sir Ben Ainslie and the British syndicate will remain in New Zealand, despite being out of contention for the America's Cup
     23 Feb: Jimmy Spithill's adjusting to Italian culture as his Luna Rossa syndicate prepare for the America's Cup match from March 6
     22 Feb: Team New Zealand is lacking in race experience compared to Luna Rossa, but it's not concerning helmsman Peter Burling
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