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Bad wind keeps sailors from gaining good read on field

Updated: May 1, 2007, 3:18 PM ET
By Gary Jobson | Special to ESPN.com

The challenger races are taking far longer than anyone expected due to chronic weather delays. The event organizer, America's Cup Management (ACM), selected Valencia, Spain, as the venue for the 32nd America's Cup, in part, because of the reliable winds.

Unfortunately, it took two weeks to complete one round robin of racing. The quality of those races is questionable because of the light, shifty winds. In these kinds of conditions, it is hard to judge boat speed. The challengers use the ...

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