Yachting - No wind, no racing in America's Cup qualifiers

Groupama Team France shore team work on the race yacht as racing was postponed due to light winds (AFP Photo/Mark Lloyd )

- Light winds postponed Wednesday's four scheduled races in the second round-robin phase of America's Cup qualifying on Bermuda's Great Sound. The races will be run on Thursday, which was originally scheduled as a day off. Winds between six and 24 knots are required to race, under the rules of the 35th America's Cup. "America's Cup Race Management have now confirmed that unfortunately wind is too light to allow for racing today," the event posted on its website. "Good news is that we have a spare race day on the schedule tomorrow." First up on Thursday will be Groupama Team France against SoftBank Team Japan. There are also key duels between Britain's Land Rover BAR and Emirates Team New Zealand, and Britain v France.

AFP