Kiwis Need Just 1 Race Win to Take America’s Cup

Byline: Log News Service

Kiwis Need Just 1 Race Win to Take America's Cup

SAN FRANCISCO (LOG NEWS SERVICE) — Emirates Team New Zealand won Race 11 Sept 18, boosting their score in the America’s Cup series to 8-1.

The Kiwis, who crossed the finish line 15 seconds ahead of Oracle Team USA, are now only one race away from claiming the America’s Cup for New Zealand for the second time in 18 years.

Oracle Team USA, penalized two points in a cheating scandal, needs eight more race victories to keep the Cup.

Just as the two boats were approaching the start line for Race 12, officials delayed the race because of winds gusting over the limits for racing. The winds continued gusting over the limits until the deadline for racing to start had passed, and Race 12 was postponed until Thursday, Sept. 19.

Races 12 and 13 have been scheduled to begin at 1:15 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. Sept 19. The races are set to be broadcast live over the NBC Sports Network.


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