SAN FRANCISCO — Race 14 of the America’s Cup was postponed Saturday because of shifting wind, further delaying Emirates Team New Zealand’s chance to claim the oldest trophy in international sports.
With the Kiwis sitting on match point against defender Oracle Team USA, regatta director Iain Murray didn’t want to send the high-performance catamarans into skewed conditions.
A front that drenched San Francisco with late-morning rain brought wind from the south. It never swung back to the west-southwest breeze the course is set up for.
Team New Zealand leads 8-3. Oracle Team USA, docked two points in a cheating scandal, has won four of the last six races.
On Friday, Race 13 was abandoned due to a 40-minute time limit with the Kiwis well ahead on the fourth leg of the five-leg course in light wind. Oracle won the re-sail of Race 13.
Organizers will try again Sunday.