America's Cup races pushed back to Sunday due to winds

Oracle Team USA goes past Alcatraz Island before the start of the first running of the 13th race of the America's Cup sailing event against Emirates Team New Zealand, Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, in San Francisco. The first running of the 13th race was abandoned and Oracle Team USA won the re-sail. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
September 21, 2013 3:23:52 PM PDT
The final races of this year's America's Cup competition have been pushed back another day due to wind conditions.

Rain and unfavorable wind conditions prompted the cancellation of Race 14 today, which is now set for 1:15 p.m. Sunday, according to competition officials.

Officials say that while winds today were too far west to make for a good course, good conditions are expected on Sunday.

As the America's Cup Finals wind down, Emirates Team New Zealand team has maintained a significant lead against Oracle Team USA and could clinch the Cup if it wins the next race.

Race 14 was originally scheduled for today at 1:15 p.m. but was postponed several times due to inclement weather. The delay comes after a week of race postponements due to wind conditions.

This year's competition has been marred by a number of setbacks, including the death of Sweden-based Artemis Racing crewmember Andrew "Bart" Simpson, who drowned when the team's boat capsized during a practice in the Bay.

Oracle Team USA took home the 2010 America's Cup and selected San Francisco as the host city for this year's competition.


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