sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Sail-World.com : AC World Series Naples - Emirates Team NZ 'sailed well, bar two races'
AC World Series Naples - Emirates Team NZ 'sailed well, bar two races'

'Emirates Team New Zealand start the final fleet race of the America’s Cup World Series regatta 2012 in Naples'    Chris Cameron/ETNZ    Click Here to view large photo

On America's Cup World Series Naples final day Emirates Team New Zealand’s good record in the fleet racing championship came to naught.

Going in to the start on 52 points with four wins from six races, the massive scoring of the final race (50 points for the win then 30, 20, 20, 15, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6 – compared with 10 for the win during the week) skewed the final result.

Emirates Team New Zealand went in to the final day on 52 points, five ahead of Oracle Racing 4 and 10 ahead of Luna Rossa Piranha.

Emirates Team New Zealand and Oracle Racing Bundock in the final fleet race of the America’s Cup World Series 2012 regatta in Naples. -  Chris Cameron-ETNZ   Click Here to view large photo

The weather was very light - not exactly Emirates Team New Zealand’s favourite conditions – and a bad start (being shut out by Luna Rossa at the committee boat end of the line) meant we languished towards the back of the fleet.

In the conditions – three knots of breeze at the start - there were few passing lanes.

Emirates Team New Zealand finished seventh to collect eight points. Luna Rossa Pirhana won the race to collect to 50 points, catapulting them to 92 and top of the leader board for the ACWS fleet race championships at Naples.

Oracle Racing 4 was second on 77 and Emirates team New Zealand on 60 points was third.

Emirates Team New Zealand - America’s Cup World Series Naples 2012 -  Chris Cameron-ETNZ   Click Here to view large photo

Coach Rod Davis blogs from Naples for the last time….

In first report on the Naples regatta I said, 'you never know how a regatta will turn out'. I got that right. I never dreamed we would win four fleet races, to then have a shocker in the Super Sunday race.

Where to start? Let’s take an over-all view. We did sail well, bar two races and consider that a plus. We have some speed problems in a breeze, everyone does bar the team that has been training in San Francisco. We know what their set up is now, so we will start with a copy of that.

So why did we miss-fire on the last day? A good question, which has no simple answer. Normally we sail our best in the big races. I’m pretty sure of a few contributing factors and will laminate those. But it is never just one thing. And sometimes s**t really does happen..

My other prediction that Artemis would be the big improver did not come true either. Maybe I will stick to coaching and get out of prediction business.


Emirates Team New Zealand competing in the speed trials on the last day of the America’s Cup World Series regatta 2012 in Naples -  Chris Cameron-ETNZ   Click Here to view large photo

Emirates Team NZ website
Americas Cup website


by Warren Douglas and Rod Davis

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=96101

5:01 PM Sun 15 Apr 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
2013 America's Cup
2011 Emirates Team New Zealand news
2011-12 America's Cup World Series

Related News Stories:

16 Apr 2012  Fisher's View: America's Cup - Day 5 Luna Rossa thrill their home fans
16 Apr 2012  AC World Series Naples - Oracle Racing Spithill claim overall lead
16 Apr 2012  AC World Series - Energy Team fourth in Naples
16 Apr 2012  America's Cup World Series Naples - Thrilling win for Luna Rossa
16 Apr 2012  AC World Series Naples - Match Racing victory to Artemis
15 Apr 2012  America’s Cup World Series Naples - Australian sailors tested
15 Apr 2012  America's Cup World Series Naples Day 4 - Racing suspended
14 Apr 2012  Fisher's View: America's Cup - Racing cancelled on Day 4 + Video
14 Apr 2012  AC World Series Naples - Racing abandoned for first time
14 Apr 2012  AC45 Designs - Lines and sail plans - first time published on the web
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World

Rolex China Sea Race 2014 - nip and tuck for IRC honours by RHKYC and Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong


America's Cup Book Review: Winging It - Oracle Team USA's comeback *Feature by Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz,


























HUD Vision: An interview with Afterguard Marine’s Alex Moret *Feature by David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle














America's Cup: Expected de Ridder penalty should be reduced *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, NZ
















Congressional Cup - Victory for Taylor Canfield and crew by Rich Roberts (As Amended by ISAF),




2014 Halifax – Saint-Pierre Ocean Race by Patricia Nelder, Nova Scotia




WWA Pro Card Qualifier - Pro Cards earned at Freedom Wake Park
Christmas Caribbean Rally - Top class sailors to compete
Earth Day boater tips
Anna Tunnicliffe - from CrossFit to Extreme 40's
Charleston Race Week - Photos by Chris Howell
Image Gallery: Stratis SL33 flies on the Waitemata
Audi Melges 20- Sperry Topsider Charleston Race Week - Light final day
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - PSP Logistics prepares for USA
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères - Crème of the crop to compete
Congressional Cup: Luna Rossa makes podium in first event
Int 14 World Championships 2015 launch new event website
International Optimist Regatta Clinic and Team Race - Register now!
Congressional Cup: World top rankers finish that way in Long Beach
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week Day 3 finale
America's Cup: Gino Morrelli outlines the new AC62 design
Doyle Sails New Zealand signs Andrew Brown as One Design Manager
America's Cup: Dean Barker's Blog - A sail with the Duke and Duchess *Feature
29er World Youth Sailing Week Easter regatta - Day 1 and 2 overall
C Thomas Clagett Jr Memorial Clinic/Regatta - Entries start to roll in
50th Congressional Cup: See the delayed coverage and media conferences
Clipper Race 10 Day 27: Closing stages - Qingdao to San Francisco   
Canfield, Williams, Bruni, Swinton in Congressional Cup final four   
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week - Day 2   
Audi Melges 20 Charleston Race Week - Perfect conditions in Charleston   
Oyster Regatta Antigua - Full on ocean conditions for day 3   
PWA World Tour - A taste of things to come at La Torche + Video   
Women's International Match Racing Series kicks off in June   
Melges 32 Audi Tron Sailing Series - Action shots by Max Ranchi   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Frustrating conditions   
Man rescued after falling overboard in Pacific taken to hospital   
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week 2014 - Youth leading Melges 20   
Congressional Cup - Canfield leads toward Congressional Cup sailoffs   
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week 2014 - Perfection for Day 1   
America's Cup: Coutts claims ISAF Jury on a crusade, backs Kiwi report *Feature   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Will light winds hamper progress?   
Les Voiles de St. Barth - Preparing to rock Saint Barthélemy waters   
Clipper Round the World Race - OneDLL and Qingdao now in San Francisco   
America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ up against funding hurdle for year *Feature   
Melges 32 Sailing Series Napoli - Day 1 images by Stefano Gattini   
50th Congressional Cup: View the Live racing here   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
X6XL NEW US