sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ dispels performance doubts on Day 1
America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ dispels performance doubts on Day 1


'Emirates Team New Zealand leads over Oracle Racing USA on the 2nd leg of the first race of the America’s Cup 34.'    Chris Cameron/ETNZ©

Emirates Team New Zealand beat Oracle twice today to win both points on offer in the 34th America’s Cup in San Francisco today.

It was a hard day on the water for Dean Barker and his crew. Oracle was tough and let nothing go. But any doubts about the AC72 not being competitive were dispelled.

Dean Barker: said after today's races: 'I am relieved more than anything. Going into today we didn't know is we were slow, fast or in-between.

'The first race was unbelievable it was actually like a match race.'

With deltas of 36sec and 52sec, Dean Barker and the sailing crew sailed almost flawless races, showing good speed and great crew work.

Barker at the helm, taçtician Ray Davies and wing trimmer Glenn Ashby worked together well, putting the boat where they wanted it and keeping boat speed up and the pressure on Oracle.

The breeze was stronger today than forecasts had predicted gusting to 21 knots.



The first race was a good old-fashioned America’s Cup gut-buster. For the first two legs there was nothing in it. New Zealand ahead by 4s at the first mark and 4s at the second and with Oracle chasing hard.

One small error when rounding the second mark gave Oracle the chance they were looking for and they pounced.

Then followed a tacking duel with Oracle at first having a slender lead in the crosses. NZL5 ground them down and retook the lead towards the top of the course, rounding mark 3 25s ahead.

Emirates Team New Zealand managed break away on the second downwind leg and finished comfortably ahead.

The second race was not as close. Barker crossed the line ahead, rounded the first mark in the lead and extended throughout. But he was taking nothing for granted.

The crew covered Oracle closely and never let gave them an opportunity. The deltas were: mark 1 2s, mark 2 7s, mark 3 46s, mark 4 51s, finish 52s.

With seven more points needed to win the America’s Cup, Emirates Team New Zealand is taking nothing for granted. It is a long regatta and Oracle is expected to come out fighting tomorrow.

Emirates Team New Zealand leads over Oracle Racing USA on the 2nd leg of the first race of the America’s Cup 34. -  Chris Cameron-ETNZ©  

Emirates Team New Zealand and Oracle Racing USA come together in the pre start for race two of the America’s Cup 34. -  Chris Cameron-ETNZ©  

Emirates Team New Zealand extends the lead over Oracle Racing USA on the beat in the first race of the America’s Cup 34. -  Chris Cameron-ETNZ©  

Emirates Team New Zealand dips Oracle Racing USA on the beat in the first race of the America’s Cup 34. -  Chris Cameron-ETNZ©  

Emirates Team New Zealand and Oracle Racing USA start the first race of the America’s Cup 34. -  Chris Cameron-ETNZ©  


34th America’s Cup Standings (first to 9 points wins)

Emirates Team New Zealand – 2
ORACLE TEAM USA – 0
Race 2 Performance Data

Course: 5 Legs/10.11 nautical miles
Elapsed Time: ETNZ – 22:46, OTUSA – 23:38
Delta: ETNZ +:52
Total distance sailed: ETNZ – 11.3 NM, OTUSA – 11.3 NM
Average Speed: ETNZ – 30.12 knots (35 mph), OTUSA – 28.92 knots (33 mph)
Top Speed: ETNZ – 46 knots (53 mph), OTUSA – 42.87 knots (49 mph)
Windspeed: Average – 16 knots, Peak – 21 knots
Race 1 Performance Data

Course: 5 Legs/9.71 nautical miles
Elapsed Time: ETNZ – 23:30, OTUSA – 24:06
Delta: ETNZ +:36
Total distance sailed: ETNZ – 11.7 NM, OTUSA – 11.4 NM
Average Speed: ETNZ – 30.07 knots (35 mph), OTUSA – 28.58 knots (33 mph)
Top Speed: ETNZ – 43.54 knots (50 mph), OTUSA – 42.51 knots (49 mph)
Windspeed: Average – 16 knots, Peak – 21 knots


by Warren Douglas

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=114186

8:08 AM Sun 8 Sep 2013GMT


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

Related News Stories:

08 Sep 2013  America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ foiling to windward and rolltacking
08 Sep 2013  America's Cup Match: Emirates Team New Zealand wins the first race
08 Sep 2013  America's Cup: Massive spectator turnout for the first day of racing.
08 Sep 2013  America's Cup: Day 1, Race 1- Emirates TNZ wins - Image gallery
08 Sep 2013  America's Cup 2013 - Press Conference Day 1
08 Sep 2013  America's Cup: TWO ZIP – WOW!
08 Sep 2013  America´s Cup Prestart Man overboard: Joey Newton goes swimming
08 Sep 2013  America´s Cup 2013 - Race 2 - another win to the Kiwis
08 Sep 2013  America´s Cup 2013 - Emirates Team NZ takes impressive first race win
08 Sep 2013  America's Cup - Day 1 images from San Francisco (part 5)
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World







International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video by Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com,




Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,
























Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games by Anna Tunnicliffe, Pittsburgh, PA
























Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek by Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race Week 2014,








2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Waiting game on Day 3
International Moth Worlds: Thunderstorms delay racing on Day 1
Fuerteventura World Cup - Impressive tricks on day 1
2014 Governor's Cup - Two former winners in the finals
America's Cup: Iain Murray explains reasons for Australian withdrawal *Feature
Wilson and Roble remain number one match racers in U.S.
2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Set to start
PWA Pozo World Cup - Moreno twins dominate home spot
ISAF Youth Worlds - Record breaking regatta in Tavira + Video
Melges 32 European Championship - Robertissima remains out front
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Italians take one-point lead
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi
New York Yacht Club Race Week - Marstrom 32 fleet off to anxious start
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Max Ranchi
CYC Race to Mackinac - Cruising fleet sets sail in 106th edition
Team Alvimedica getting a touchup
PWA Pozo World Cup - Plenty of drama on day 5
ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship - Day 5 Videos
NYYC Race Week - High performance classes put on shoreside show
2014 Pacific Cup - 'Invisible Hand' the first boat to finish
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - B.C.'s Eric Holden skippers wins   
America's Cup: Updates on Team Australia withdraw   
J/70 North American titles - Brian Keane moves to top of leaderboard   
2016-2017 America's Cup - Team Australia withdraws   
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander takes charge   
America's Cup: Team NZ disappointed, but on track after Australians go   
America's Cup: Hamilton Island decides not to proceed with Challenge.   
America's Cup: Challenger of Record withdraws from Regatta   
WWA Wakeboard National Championships head to Waco   
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Day 2   
RP52 Scarlet Runner sails in San Francisco   
2014 Governor's Cup - Nevin Snow and team on form   
ISAF Youth Worlds - Americans claim silver medals in Tavira   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Day 1   
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 2 images by Carlo Borlenghi   
Windsurfing and Kiteboarding World Cup to take place on Fuerteventura   
ISAF Youth Worlds - Medals decided in thrilling Tavira conclusion   
7th Annual Swim for Cystic Fibrosis to take place July 21st   
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 2 images by Max Ranchi   
Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek, Day 2 - It just keeps getting better   


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.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT