The first stage of the Prada Cup, Challenger Selection Series features a Round Robin of twelve match races.
NEWS LATEST UPDATE:
Luna Rossa v Ineos Team UK started and then abandoned at mark 4 just after the British took lead for first time in the race. Major wind change caused abandonment. Restart at 16:45 NZDT / 03:45 GMT.
Ineos Team UK win first race of the day by 18sec ahead of Luna Rossa, their fourth straight race win in the first round robin session.
Luna Rossa claimed the second race of the day after American Magic capsized at mark 5.
Note that after Sunday’s racing there will be a break until Friday 22 January, when the second session of the Prada Cup round robins will start.
Warning signal for first race: 15:12 hrs NZL (02:12 hrs UK).
Race Course : Course A
Weather : winds from WSW between 15 and 20 knots. Thunderstorms are expected later in the day.
Important Prada Cup race points to note:
The wind limits for the Round Robins and Semi-Final Stage – between 6.5 and 21 knots for the whole period between 9 mins and 4 mins before the start.
The Leg 1 time limit will be 12 minutes.
The “time limit” for a race will be 45 minutes.