Sunday, February 14, 2010

'USA' extends its lead

BMW ORACLE Racing's trimaran, USA, is pulling away from Alinghi's catamaran, A5 as the boats begin the final leg of race two of the America's Cup Match.

After leading by 28 seconds around the first mark, BMW ORACLE Racing literally flew down the second leg of the race, extending its lead to 2:44.

Alinghi is still carrying a penalty from before the start of the race but is also flying a red protest flag that it raised on the first beat to windward.

The final leg is a 13 mile reach to the finish line.