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News of the day is that Oracle Team USA take a win in Race 6 to keep the match alive.

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Before the USA win, ETNZ took their fifth race win to take a 4 point lead over Oracle Team USA . . .

The second race of the day put Oracle back in the match and featured several changes of lead.

In Race 6 and Oracle led for first time from the start and round mark 1. They held a 12 second lead at Gate 3.

ETNZ came back to lead by 6 seconds at Gate 4, with Burling then covering Oracle but Oracle got away to split tacks and just duck ETNZ at next cross.

Oracle gained and ETNZ had to duck them and they round opposite Gate 5 equal. Oracle led to Gate 6 and rounded with 18 sec lead.

Oracle finish 159 metres, 11 seconds ahead of ETNZ for their first win of the 35th America's Cup and the score is 4-1 to ETNZ.

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It seems that just two races will be sailed Sunday, meaning that even if ETNZ win both, racing will continue into at least Monday 26 June.

Winner is first to seven points, requiring ETNZ to win eight races, Oracle to win seven races.

While Oracle will be hoping they can repeat the comeback of the 24th AC theKiwis plan for Their America's Cup

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Gerald New - Sailweb
24 June 2017 17:35 GMT


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