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 Wednesday, 15 January, 2003, 05:24 GMT
Alinghi edge race three
Alinghi
Alinghi trailed for much of the race
Alinghi moved into a commanding 3-0 lead in the America's Cup challenger final with another win over Oracle on Wednesday.

The Swiss entry beat San Francisco's Oracle by one minute, one second in the third race of the series.

After light winds caused the start of the race to be delayed by over two hours,

Officials at first listed the victory margin as one second.

But they added a further minute when Oracle touched the pin-end mark at the finish line while taking a penalty incurred earlier in the race.

Alinghi won the start and led by eight seconds after the first three legs, before Oracle bumped it from behind near the end of the fourth.

That brought a penalty that had to taken at some point during the remainder of the race.

Oracle led by 29 seconds after the fifth and final mark, but lost the race when it had to take the 270-degree-turn penalty on the final leeward leg.

"The crew work today was excellent but that penalty on the downwind leg cost us the race," the American boat's skipper Chris Dickson said.

But he added: "We showed today that (Oracle) has the speed to challenge the Swiss."

However, Dickson's crew now need to win five of the next six races to reach the America's Cup final.

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