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Conditions postpone America's Cup

Updated: February 8, 2010, 11:29 AM ET
Associated Press

VALENCIA, Spain -- The opening race of the 33rd America's Cup between two-time defending champion Alinghi of Switzerland and American challenger BMW Oracle Racing was postponed Monday because of unsteady wind.

The giant multihulls USA and Alinghi 5 floated idly near the start line, well off the Valencia coast, for nearly four hours in the cold before the race was called off.

"Last night and again this morning, I was convinced [we would sail]," said Ernesto Bertarelli, Alinghi's ...

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