'34th America’s Cup - Oracle Team USA vs Emirates Team New Zealand, Race Day 3'
© ACEA / Photo Gilles Martin-Raget
2013 America's Cup Final - Race 5 Video replay
Challenger Emirates Team New Zealand leads Defender Oracle Team USA 4-0 after a 65 second victory in Race 5 on San Francisco Bay today.
Oracle Team SA led at the first two mark roundings, but the Kiwis sailed past the defender after two tacks on the upwind leg. From there Emirates Team New Zealand had much better speed and opened a lead it would not relinquish.
34th America’s Cup Standings (first to 9 points wins)
Emirates Team New Zealand – 4
ORACLE TEAM USA – 0
Race 5 Performance Data
Course: 5 Legs/10.27 nautical miles
Elapsed Time: ETNZ – 22:45, OTUSA – 23:50
Delta: ETNZ +1:05
Total distance sailed: ETNZ – 11.4 NM, OTUSA – 11.5 NM
Average Speed: ETNZ – 30.21 knots (35 mph), OTUSA – 29.17 knots (33 mph)
Top Speed: ETNZ – 46.94 knots (54 mph), OTUSA – 44.93 knots (52 mph)
Windspeed: Average – 20 knots, Peak – 24.1 knots
Here is the full race action and the surprising aftermath.
by Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team
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