Course is set at 315
RC looking to shift to 305.
Coaches are meeting with teams prepping for race 8
Pin getting set for a 305 course
Vincere will be on starboard entry.
Official delta for Race 7 was 34 seconds for Heritage.
Vincere requesting the full 20 minute break. They are sailing upwind under full sails v
Less than 5 minutes to sequence.
Vincere green flag up. Chafing on jib halyard. Requesting to change.
Judges will need to pass off new halyard through a judge boat.
Judge has new halyard and is passing it off to Vincere.
Heritage says Vincere can have as much time as they need.
Vincere now requesting mouse line.
Vincere waves off mouse line.
Heritage is practicing upwind.
Not sure if Vincere has to hand the damaged halyard to judges.
Max sustained wind for racing is 22 knots for 1 minute b
Breeze is still around 16 kts.
Heritage is heading back to the starting area.
Breeze holding at 305
Vincere looks to be hooking up their jib.
No jib up yet on Vincere
Vincere just radioed their intent to hoist jib. Sail upwind to RC and then hopefully take green flag down.
Vincere is heading upwind full sail from below the line.
Both boats under full sail now.
Vincere will enter from Starboard. Heritage from port.
Green flag coming down on Vincere.
Vincere is ready to go.
In sequence for Race 8
Even to enter.
Still dialed. Heritage moving.
Drifting to pin.
Heritage below pin. Very hard to backwind.
Both are sailing. Pretty far from line. Heritage tacks and crosses.
Heritage with good speed. Tries to hook Heritage. Both teams below line.
Clean start by both teams. Great start by Heritage winning the right.
Both teams still on port heading right. Heritage bow out on Vincere.
Vincere looking good lately in the drag race right.
Race 8 start just uploaded to YouTube. Check it out. Great start.
Heritage can't cross now. Teams heading right.
Heritage tacked. Vincere on them.
Heritage tacked back. Split.
310 at top of course 5 right.
Vincere tacked back right.
Heritage coming back at them.
Vincere tacked on them leading.
Heritage went back right.
Both just tacked back at each other.
Vincere is gaining as they split again
Next win for Vincere wraps this event up.
Heritage tacked. Both heading left
Heritage needs two wins for the overall victory.
Heritage looks better.
Vincere taxing at Heritage.
Vincere tacked on Heritage forcing them back right.
Vincere has about a 4 length lead.
Heritage tacked followed by Vincere.
Vincere still looking good.
Vincere tacks on Heritage again. Heritage hoping for a right shift.
Vincere tacking right encouraging Heritage to come back.
The tacking duel continues. Split again.
Heritage tacks. Both heading left
Vincere tacks back at Heitage to right.
Another slam by Vincere forcing Heritage right.
Boats are split.
Now they both tack at each other.
Two more tacks splitting boats.
Good set by Vincere
Heritage had to scramble more to set with a late tack at the mark.
Both heading on port. Heritage trying to get on wind.
Both gybe. Nice one for Heritage forcing Vincere away.
Now Vincere gybes to starboard.
Both boats head down on starboard.
Heritage gybing at Vincere.
Vincere still clear ahead.
Boats are split. Heritage heading left now. Gybe that way now by Vincere.
Heritage gybed onto starboard.
Boats split now
Vincere gybing onto starboard. Heritage back at them.
Good puff on left for Heritage.
Vincere pole down early. Jib up.
Heritage pole off in gybe.
Early douse on Vincere.
Heritage gained at end of leg.
Heritage rolled into a tack.
Course change. Working on new number.
Vincere tacks right. Heritage got out there a bit.
Both boats still heading right.
Big separation so any right shift can shake this up.
Both boats tacked lead by Heritage. Could be a gain for Heritage with Vincere not going to hit them.
Both boats heading left.
Mark 3 is pretty far left now.
Heritage tacked. Looked bow down before it n
Vincere tacked too. Both heading right now.
Heritage tacked at Vincere.
Bowman up front on Vincere.
Vincere tacked on Heritage.
Heritage tacked back right. Boats split
Vincere tacks right.
Both continuing right.
Good job by Vincere holding off Heritage's charge at them.
Heritage finally tacks back to the left at Vincere.
Vincere tacked on Heritage forcing them back right.
Getting close to the starboard layline
Boats back at each other.
Lots of tacking on this leg. Both heading right.
Vincere looking pretty good.
8 boat length lead for Vincere as they tack on Heritage again.
Vincere cleaning up halyards.
Vincere around. Heritage blocking on starboard layline.
Big lead for Vincere. This could be the final leg.
Heritage first to gybe.
Vincere gybes with.
Big lead will be tough to make up.
Heritage is pushing hard.
Vincere working just as hard.
Vincere gybing in front.
Boats are split
Vincere coming back now.
Both boats on starboard.
Heritage gybed back at Vincere. Never give up attitude on Heritage.
Vincere gybing back in front of Heritage.
Heritage takes a splitting gybe.
Vincere gybing for the finish.
Heritage gybing back
Big race when it counted the most for Vincere.
Vincere wins the 2011 Canada's Cup 5-3 over Heritage.
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Final delta in Race 8 was 24 seconds.
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