17.2.03

GET A GOOD START AND SAIL ON THE LIFTED TACK. Back from the training session in time to see the upwind mark rounding and drag race to the finish. From what I am able to piece together from the coverage, New Zealand picked the wrong shift at the start and never quite caught up. A spinnaker-handling error immediately after the rounding left the Kiwis with too much real estate to make up. Alinghi with her Kiwi afterguard have a 3-0 edge in the best of nine. Next race is Thursday afternoon (Wednesday evening here). Coverage will be interrupted as the Vermeer Quartet are continuing their Beethoven cycle on Wednesday.

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