LVC Semi Finals. Winds Looking Good for Tonight

LVC day 7. Emirates Team New Zealand.
pic by ACEa 2017/Ricardo Pinto

LVC day 7. Emirates Team New Zealand with the foils on her rudders clearly visible.
pic by ACEA 2017/Ricardo Pinto

The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Challenger Playoffs are set to commence today (Monday) with the rerun of yesterday’s (Sunday, June 4) four postponed races.

With winds predicted to reach the required 6 – 24 knot range needed to race today, action is set to return with the two intriguing Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Challenger Playoffs semi-final match-ups, as each team aims to gain the early advantage in the battle for a place in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Challenger.

In the day’s first race Peter Burling and Emirates Team New Zealand take on Sir Ben Ainslie’s Land Rover BAR, then Dean Barker’s SoftBank Team Japan line up against Nathan Outteridge and Artemis Racing. Races three and four are Land Rover BAR vs Emirates Team New Zealand and Softbank Team Japan against Artemis Racing.

Playoffs Final.
Race Schedule Today – Monday 5 June
Race 1: Emirates Team New Zealand vs Land Rover BAR (19:08pm)
Race 2: Artemis Racing vs SoftBank Team Japan (19:37pm)
Race 3: Land Rover BAR vs Emirates Team New Zealand (20:06pm)
Race 4: SoftBank Team Japan vs Artemis Racing (20:35pm)