13:50 CET: That was an anti-climax. Racing abandoned for the day. The boats are headed to the harbor and will try again in two days, Wednesday, February 9.

13:37 CET: Three hours to go. According to @AC33, the official Twitter America's Cup Twitter feed, the wind direction is, as yet, too divergent at the starting area and the windward mark, 20 nautical miles away. Velocity remains light, but that's not the real issue. If the wind doesn't settle down before 1630, the first race won't be sailed today.

12:33 CET: Still not enough: Reports from the racecourse indicate 3-4 knots of wind from the northwest, but breeze that's a bit south of west at the windward mark. You wouldn't think that such a light wind would be enough in which to hold an America's Cup race, but these boats can sail much faster than the wind, so they don't need much to get around the course. Alinghi is sailing in the vicinity of the racecourse, but the unsteadiness of the wind has thus far prevented a start. (Some reports coming in of higher windstrengths in different parts of the course.) I'm now watching some recent videos on the BMW Oracle Livestream site, which will also carry the racing action..whenever that starts up.

11:50 CET: Good background reading while the wait for wind continues. The live coverage has only shown a quiet harbor at Valencia for the last hour (and you can just barely hear the annoying, faint soundtrack from the exciting 32nd America's Cup playing), so I've been reading  a few blogs in the meantime from Kimball Livingston (Sail magazine), Matthew Sheahan (Yachting World), Corey Friedman (Scuttlebutt's legal eagle), and Stuart Streuli (Sailing World).

10:57 CET: