Monday, February 8, 2010

Bedford explains

Team weather guru Chris Bedford (USA) briefed the media when he came of the water this afternoon, and explained what happened on the race course.

“We had a southerly breeze well offshore that was occasionally filtering into the start area. But closer to shore we had a westerly breeze for most of the afternoon. At times it was showing up to 14 knots at the top mark.

“So there was pressure (wind) trying to make it onto the course, but because of these two winds converging, we never had enough breeze over a 20-mile leg to get going… I think the Race Committee did a good job today.”

Chris - a veteran of eight America's Cups - also gave a rough forecast for Wednesday. See more on the main team website here.