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America's Cup start delayed due to strong winds

he Official Opening Ceremony of the 35th America’s Cup will now take place on Saturday 27th May, starting at 8.30pm

The organisers of the America's Cup have announced that the event will not go ahead tomorrow as planned due to strong winds.

The sailing race will instead begin on Saturday.

The decision has been made 'in the interest of the sailors and spectators'.

The America’s Cup Event Authority (ACEA), and America’s Cup Race Management (ACRM), have announced that the strong winds in Bermuda have meant that day one of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers and the Official Opening Ceremony of the 35th America’s Cup have had to be postponed.

Forecasts indicate that winds may gust over 30 knots during the afternoon and evening, so with the safety of the sailors and spectators as the key priority, ACEA and ACRM have decided to postpone Friday’s events. Saturday 27th May and the days following are all forecast to have significantly improved weather conditions, so the four races scheduled to take place on Friday 26th May will now be added to the race schedules for the subsequent days.

The Official Opening Ceremony of the 35th America’s Cup will now take place on Saturday 27th May, starting at 8.30pm, following the three time Grammy Award winning entertainer Wyclef Jean’s performance on the Main Stage in the America’s Cup Village which starts at 5.15pm. The America’s Cup Village will close at 9.30pm. Gates open at 11.30am on Saturday 27th May, with racing due to take place between 2pm and 5pm.

– America's Cup statement
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