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


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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