Wednesday, 27 June 2007

Alinghi provides some answers

The Swiss draw even at 2-2

Race 4 of the 32nd America's Cup in Valencia, Spain, took place in light winds which had previously proved favourable to the New Zealand challengers. Would Alinghi suffer a hangover from yesterday's tightly fought defeat?

After a close exit from the start box, the race was cat and mouse from start to finish, with Alinghi leading all the way, though never by more than 5 or 6 boat lengths.

Following several America's Cup challenges which resulted in whitewash, the 2-2 standings are providing some much needed excitement to this year's event. The Swiss recovered well from the disappointment of yesterday's defeat, but Team New Zealand shouldn't feel too aggrieved as any mistake from Alinghi today would have seen them gain the upper hand. With a day off tomorrow, the teams will resume a best of 5 competition on Friday in what should be a highly competitive weekend.

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