by Chuck Lantz
Bowman earning his keep. More than a beer and a sandwich, hopefully. - America's Cup
Emirates Team NZ ran away and hid from Luna Rossa again today, in a replay of their previous match race.
This time, Emirates Team NZ kept her jib up and secure. In their previous meeting, their jib halyard shackle broke early in the race. With no spare onboard, they continued under main alone, still easily defeating Luna Rossa.
Today, Emirates Team NZ showed more of her speed and skill, leading from the start, which was delayed for a short time while Luna Rossa switched rudders. For details, read Bob Fisher's race report. Photos by Sail-World's on-site photographer, Chuck Lantz.
Prior to the start, ETNZ double-checks their jib halyard. - America's Cup
ETNZ blasts by, prior to the start sequence. - America's Cup
ETNZ crew shortly before the start sequence - America's Cup
ETNZ and Luna Rossa enter the start area - America's Cup
At the gun, ETNZ powers up, already ahead of Luna Rossa. - America's Cup
Advantage ETNZ as both boats accelerate towards the first mark - America's Cup
ETNZ at the first mark, already pulling away from Luna Rossa - America's Cup
ETNZ at the first mark - America's Cup
ETNZ gaining speed on the first leg - America's Cup