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French Energy Team on top Day One

November 16, 2011

Perfect Conditions Greet The Large Crowd of Spectators

Consistency was the key for the French Energy Team who won the third of three races on Wednesday afternoon to top the table at the end of the seeding races for the San Diego Match Racing Championships at the America’s Cup World Series.

French Americas Cup TeamNew skipper Yann Guichard posted three race finishes inside the top five to end the day one point clear of Emirates Team New Zealand. ORACLE Racing Spithill, plagued by penalties and starting trouble all day, recovered strongly in each race to hold on to third place.

Those top three teams on today’s ranking are seeded through directly to the Semi Finals of the Match Racing Championship. The remaining six teams will be paired up to race in Thursday’s qualifying matches, competing in a knockout format to earn the fourth and final Semi Final berth.  Read More >>

Thursday is a full day of match racing. The teams will be paired up according to their seeding from the previous day and face off in an attempt to advance to the Semi Final.

Friday is Semi Final day at the Match Racing Championship, with the top four teams advancing out of the Qualifiers, battling for a position in the Final.

Saturday sees the winner of the San Diego Match Racing Championship decided in a best of three duel.

Super Sunday begins with two more Speed Trial runs, followed by the winner takes all 40 minute fleet race for the San Diego Fleet Racing Championship.

The live streaming on the America’s Cup YouTube channel will begin at 12:30 pm PST on Wednesday through Sunday

America’s Cup YouTube channel (watch from your smart phone too)



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