Well that did not go acording to plan. Sir Ben had better be ready to pull some of his magic
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Will definitely be an uphill battle now. Luna Rossa look to have a slight speed advantage under all wind conditions. Although Ben Ainslie does have a bit of history making unexpected comebacks. Be good if he can get a couple of races on the board to put some pressure on.
At least Ben & Ineos have bagged a win. It was getting embarrassing. :(
Finally got a start right!!
but he held on just - Luna Rosa made some big steps to catch up that lead
No idea what to write here??!!!
So thats it then!!
We just were not fast enough. We were a click at least of the pace in most wind conditions.
Going to be interesting between NZ and IT
In light winds the Italians were always quicker. Not necessarily in outright boat speed but maintaining speed through the turns and being able to point a little higher. I think Team GB were hoping to win one today and then the rest of the week the forecast was stronger winds which would have made them more competitive. Not to be. Even when ahead for the first couple of hundred yards couldn't make it stick.
I hope they can find backing to come back for another go. Team GB is in shouting distance.
The Americas cup itself will be interesting. The Kiwi boat has some different design features, like that lowered deck.
That was very disappointing. It will still be a hot AC final.