Levant Brings the Bumps | June 18th | America’s Cup

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Just as all the Challenger teams of the Louis Vuitton 37th America’s Cup were getting used to glorious southerly ‘Garbi’ winds, suddenly Barcelona throws in a curve-ball with a solid easterly, the famous ‘Levant,’ packing a very nasty short chop of 3 second period, kicking up wave heights of up to 1.6 metres as recorded by the recon teams. Chase Boats were not for the faint of heart, this was a tough day but one that the sailors revelled in.

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