America's Cup - Today's race has been postponed under the stress of lightning and thunder

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Source: www.americascup.com

Flight 5 of Round Robin Two of the Louis Vuitton Cup was postponed for the day on Thursday in Valencia, the Race Committee send the fleet home.

America's Cup - Today's race has been postponed under the stress of lightning and thunder

Conditions were nearly impossible for racing, with a series of thunder cells rolling up from the south, bringing rain, hail, thunder and lightning to Valencia and the waters around Port America’s Cup.

In between thunderstorms, a light gradient breeze from the south at near 8 knots appeared, but there was never enough time between storms to set a race course.

America's Cup - Today's race has been postponed under the stress of lightning and thunder

A double flight will be scheduled tomorrow, with Flight 5 followed by Flight 6.


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