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Swiss sailors even America’s Cup

Bernat Armangue/AP PhotoEmirates Team New Zealand sails in front of Awitzerland's Alinghi during race four of the America's Cup off the coast of Valencia, Spain, Wednesday.

VALENCIA, Spain ” Defending champion Alinghi evened the America’s Cup with a 30-second victory in the fourth race on Wednesday.

Alinghi rebounded after losing the third race Tuesday against Emirates Team New Zealand in ever-changing weather conditions.

Stung by that defeat, the Swiss started off on the right for the first time in the series.

The Kiwis attempted to engage the Swiss, but the SUI-100 yacht answered every move as the defending champions led around every marker.

The victory means the race to win the Auld Mug, the oldest trophy in international sport, is guaranteed to be the closest since 1983, when Australia II came from behind on the final leg to take the America’s Cup away from the United States for the first time.

The fifth flight of racing is scheduled for Friday.

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