SAN FRANCISCO -- America's Cup officials are watching the weather, hoping that winds don't grow too strong for Wednesday's much-anticipated winner-take-all finale.
Conditions did not look promising in the morning, but the breeze had quieted by 10:30 a.m. PDT, boosting hopes that Oracle Team USA and Emirates Team New Zealand can face off at 1:15 p.m. on San Francisco Bay.
"There's some confidence in the air," regatta director Iain Murray said.
Oracle has stormed back to tie the best-of-17 series at 8-8. Wednesday marks only the third time in 162 years that the Cup has come down to a final race.
The weather has caused delays numerous times during this regatta. On Tuesday, winds let off just long enough to finish both scheduled races.