by Chuck Lantz
To move on to challenge Oracle for the America's Cup, Luna Rossa must win six races in a row, and Emirates Team NZ need just one more win. A tall order. Today's races could have been the end of the road for Luna Rossa, if Race 8 had not been postponed until tomorrow due to high winds, and ETNZ had won both races.
Emirates Team NZ flies towards the finish - America's Cup
To cover that possibility, Sail-World photographer Chuck Lantz was stationed on the LVC VIP lounge race-deck, shooting photos of the finish and the crowds of spectators lining the pier in the AC Village.
ETNZ crosses the finish line, on Sunday (NZT)just one win away from challenging Oracle - America’s Cup
Luna Rossa heads towards the finish, one loss away from elimination. - America's Cup
Luna Rossa on her foils, nearing the finish. - America's Cup
Luna Rossa crosses the finish line in front of spectators in the AC Village - America's Cup
Emirates Team NZ enjoying the moment, and acknowledging their fans lining the shore. - America's Cup
ETNZ doing a flyby past AC Village spectators. - America's Cup
Luna Rossa passes by the crowds on shore. - America's Cup
Luna Rossa's crew, looking subdued. - America's Cup
Both LVC boats head back to the start area before high wind postponement, with yacht "America" replica in the foreground. - America's Cup