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Mouthwatering New Zealand-Artemis rematch in store

Welcome to Day 4 of the 35th America's Cup, presented by Louis Vuitton.

There will be three matches, thus starting the 15 races that make up the second round robin.

Racing starts with a rematch of yesterday's exciting duel between Emirates Team New Zealand and Artemis Racing.

SoftBank Team Japan do not race today.

Winds today should be west-northwest at about 15 knots for the first race, then trending to the northwest later and dropping to about 12 knots.

Oracle Team USA led round one with five points from four wins and a point from their America's Cup World Series second-place finish. Emirates Team New Zealand stand second with four points, Land Rover BAR have three points from their World Series first-place finish and one win in the Qualifiers. Groupama Team France, Team Japan and Artemis each have two points

Day 3 featured one of the most dramatic races in recent America's Cup history, with nine lead changes and two penalties. Deltas at marks went from zero seconds to three seconds.

Artemis copped a penalty at the final leeward mark in this race with New Zealand and dropped a point to the Kiwis. They were also OCS, probably by less than a second. The digital start-line sighters don't miss a millimetre.

New Zealand's win puts them atop of the challenger group. Oracle, the defender, lead overall.

Racing schedule

RR2 Race 1: Emirates Team New Zealand v Artemis Racing (2.08pm)

RR2 Race 2: Groupama Team France v Oracle Team USA (2.37pm)

RR2 Race 3: Artemis Racing v Land Rover BAR (3.06pm)

Artemis Racing and Emirates Team New Zealand will lock horns for the second time in 24 hours at 2.08pm (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

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Published May 30, 2017 at 1:07 pm (Updated May 30, 2017 at 1:07 pm)

Mouthwatering New Zealand-Artemis rematch in store

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