America's Cup qualifiers off to smashing start in Bermuda

Near gale delays first America's Cup races to Saturday

"By the time we got to the dock she was on her way down". Kostecki, the tactician, was replaced by Ainslie as the team struggled early. But then Oracle managed to ideal the technique of keeping the boat up on its foils when sailing upwind.

For the first time the defending champions are competing in the qualifiers, and Team USA didn't disappoint.

But with their towering fixed-wing sails, speed and agility, this year's craft promise another sensational spectacle.

It has a top speed of around 60mph; Reliance was lucky to hit a quarter of that. When the boats are foiling, they're riding only on the leeward daggerboard and both rudders. Ideally, teams want to be "flying" on their foils from the word go, and do not want their hulls to touch the water again until they cross the finish line.

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James didn't score in the fourth quarter and went only 1 for 8 from the field with one rebound and one assist in the second half. We're all to blame", Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said Tuesday (AEDT), a day after his team was stunned 111-108 by the Celtics.

He will make around 1,200 adjustments in each 20-minute race.

All the crews, including Oracle Team USA, race each other twice in a series of one-on-one "match" races.

New Zealand gained their first point with a dominant victory over France - officially unveiling the bicycle-style grinding system they've installed in place of arm-driven winches to power the catamaran's hydraulics system.

While previous campaigns have reached astronomical levels backed by global billionaires - it is estimated the cost to Larry Ellison of retaining the Cup in 2013 with Oracle was around £300million - there has been a deliberate attempt to reduce costs.

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"I do have a huge amount of respect and admiration for him, of course", said Scott, speaking from Land Rover BAR's base on the tiny island in the North Atlantic.

Crews representing Britain, France, Japan, New Zealand and Sweden are seeking to win the right to challenge Oracle Team USA for the America's Cup, the oldest trophy in global sport, in the crystal blue waters of Bermuda's Great Sound. A point is awarded for a win and the overall victor gets a bonus point that they take into the America's Cup itself, while the crew with the lowest score is eliminated from the competition. BAR start with a two-point advantage for winning the World Series in the build-up. They also took an early lead against the New Zealand team, before losing ground and then having to take a tactical gamble to get back in front.

First to seven between Oracle and the Challenger.

The official broadcaster in the United Kingdom is BT Sport, although highlights will be shown on the BBC. You can access BT Sport online if you have an account.

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