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2 dozen please.

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2 dozen c0cks ?

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Cantos, for you anything!

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And we are almost off again in race 5 with the series level at 2-2.

More to follow.

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Wind gusting between 9 and 12 knots, so should make for a good contest, although talk around Valencia is that this will favour Alinghi.

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The pre-start is underway and both teams look in good shape... you may say ship-shape!

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NZ are first to cross the start and have just edged ahead!

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NZL has a 19 metre lead.

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Commentators are saying that NZ really put the heat on the Swiss in the starting box, had the initiative and were forcing them into a position where they were very close to the boundary / layline. Encouraging stuff!


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NZL 7 metre lead. Boats cutting through the water parallel to each other, no tacking, no gybing. Straight out drag right now... And Alinghi have made up some ground...


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Today's Teams
Alinghi: Bowman: Pieter van Nieuwenhuyzen. Pitman: Josh Belsky. Grinders: Mark McTeigue, Matt Welling, Will McCarthy. Trimmers: Simon Daubney, Lorenzo Mazza. Mainsail trimmer: Warwick Fleury, Strategist/traveller: Murray Jones. Runner/pitman: Dean Phipps. Navigator: Juan Vila. Afterguard: Ernesto Bertarelli. Tactician: Brad Butterworth. Helmsman: Ed Baird.

Team NZ: Bowman: Stuart Bettany. Grinders: Rob Waddell, Winston McFarlane, Jono MacBeth, Chris McAsey. Trimmers: Chris Salthouse, Grant Loretz, James Dagg. Runner: Tony Rae. Mainsail Trimmer: Dan Cowie. Strategist: Ray Davies. Tactician: Terry Hutchinson. Helmsman/Tactician: Kelvin Harrap, Skipper: Dean Barker.


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Alinghi out on the right hand side of the course, Team NZ sticking pretty tight... Positions pretty static at the moment.


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Alinghi are now registering a 2 metre lead.

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Now NZL has 5metre lead. This is gonna be a close one.

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Yachts rapidly nearing right hand boundary of the course - this is the layline I believe... - and NZ are pressuring Alinghi: 8 metre lead. Still no tacking or gybing.


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Nearing the layline... NZL 7metre lead.


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Team NZ tacks, as does Alinghi, shadowing the layline now...

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Peter Montgomery's voice is getting higher (He's TVNZ's sports reporter), that must be a good sign... "Team NZ are leading by 15, sixteeeeeeeeen metres!"


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NZL 20 metre lead!

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245 metres to the top mark.





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