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Welcome to day two of the 35th America's Cup, presented by Louis Vuitton.

The first day of exciting racing showed the world six matches from Bermuda that gave us passes, crashes, and ups and downs.

And the latest in is that Land Rover BAR will race after repairing the “sinking-size” hole in the boat that resulted from their crash with SoftBank Team Japan in the final race yesterday. “Incredible effort from the shore team,” Land Rover BAR said. “We hope to be out racing today.”

Racing resumes just after 2pm with another full slate of six races to make up for the cancellation of Friday's scheduled first day.

Schedule

Race 7: Artemis Racing v Groupama Team France (2.08pm)

Race 8: Or acle Team USA v Land Rover BAR (2.37pm)

Race 9: SoftBank Team Japan v Emirates Team New Zealand (3.06pm)

Race 10: Oracle Team USA v Artemis Racing (3.35pm)

Race 11: Emirates Team New Zealand v Land Rover BAR (4.05pm)

Race 12: SoftBank Team Japan v Oracle Team USA (4.34pm)

The Scoreboard

Oracle Team are the only team undefeated from day one, ending yesterday with three points and tied with Land Rover BAR. The British team and Oracle entered the Louis Vuitton America's Cup Qualifiers with two points and one point respectively, as the top two finishers in the World Series.

Artemis Racing, Emirates Team New Zealand and SoftBank Team Japan split the day, each with one win and one loss.

Groupama Team France did not claim a victory.

Repairs

It was a long night for the Land Rover BAR and SoftBank Team Japan shore crews, as they worked to repair damage from the pre-start “love tap” inflicted by Land Rover BAR in the last race of the day when they failed to keep clear of the Japanese team's boat.

Team Japan have said they will race today.

Weather

The clear skies and west-southwest breeze will continue heading towards race time, perhaps trending a little lighter than yesterday's 10-14 knots.

With the southwesterly wind direction in the Great Sound, expect gains to be made by those teams who are better at playing the shifts and staying in the puffs.

Winds will be shifting to more southwest through the afternoon.

Today's course chart
Both SoftBank Team Japan and Land Rover BAR are expected to take their place at the start line after a nasty coming-together yesterday
Sir Ben Ainslie's shore crew will have been working overnight to get Land Rover BAR ready for today

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Published May 28, 2017 at 10:45 am (Updated May 28, 2017 at 2:52 pm)

Update: Land Rover BAR good to go

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