SAN DIEGO — The America 3 syndicate complains that the America's Cup Organizing Committee hasn't adjusted for daylight-saving time and is trying to start the defender races too early, before the wind settles down to a steady direction.
A letter sent to race manager Terry Harper after Friday's loss to Stars & Stripes said, "Although the committee has postponed races periodically, it has apparently felt compelled to begin the sequence at the first sign of a breeze. . . . We feel our concerns have been ignored. In the future we ask that you consider beginning the races when the breeze has completely filled and settled, rather than starting at the sign of the first breeze. . . . We have noted that the challengers postpone their races until the breeze has fully filled."