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Emirates- Racing starts but not the way we wanted

by Warren Douglas, Emirates Team New Zealand on 21 Apr 2007
Emirates Team NZ suffered a loss to the "Latin Rascals" in their opening match on Day 5 Emirates Team New Zealand / Photo Chris Cameron ETNZ ©

Racing finally got underway today with NZL 92 losing its first race to the fast improving Italian challenge of Mascalzone Latino.

Mascalzone Latina was second challenger behind Emirates Team New Zealand in the Act 13 fleet regatta earlier this month.

'It was not the result we wanted.' Grant Dalton said. 'Mascalzone Latino showed again that their new boat is a good package and in these light and shifty conditions they out sailed us on the first beat.

'They were able to hold us upwind and when they got a favourable wind shift to the right on the first beat we knew it would be hard to find a passing lane.'

NZL 92 showed good speed downwind, gaining on each of the runs as they attacked the Italians’ lead.

'On these short courses in the light there’s always a chance of running out of race track before you can complete the attack.

'We take out of today satisfaction with the downwind performance. We’re also pleased when a tacking duel developed on the second beat we were clawing time out of them with each tack.'

ITA 99 had a 29 sec advantage at the end of the first beat. It had reduced to 8 sec at the second mark, extended to 29 at the third mark and at the finish the delta was 15 sec.

The breeze today filled in first on the south course and the first race to start in the challenger elimination series for the 2007 America’s Cup was between BMW Oracle Racing and United Internet Team Germany.

Today's Sailing Team

Skipper - Dean Barker
Tactician - Terry Hutchinson
Navigator - Kevin Hall
Strategist -Ray Davies
Traveller - Mark Mendelblatt
Pit - Barry McKay
Runner/pit- Tony Rae
Mainsail trimmer - Don Cowie
Main grinder - Chris Ward
Trimmer upwind - Grant Loretz
Trimmer downwind- James Dagg
Grinder- Rob Waddell
Grinder- Jono Macbeth
Mast- Matt Mason
Floater- Grant Dalton
Mid-Bow- Richard Meacham
Bow - Jero Lomas

Challenger Sail Numbers

Emirates Team New Zealand – NZL 92
BMW Oracle Racing – USA 98
Luna Rossa Challenge – ITA 94
+39 Challenge – ITA 85
Team Shosholoza – RSA 83
Areva Challenge – FRA 93
Victory Challenge – SWE 96
Desafio Espanol 2007 – ESP 97
Mascalzone Latino – Capitalia Team – ITA 99
United Internet Team Germany – GER 89
China Team – CHN 95

TODAY’S RESULTS

Flight one
USA 98 beat GER 89 +2.00
ITA 94 beat CHN 95 +2.07s
ITA 99 beat NZL 92 +15s
SWE 96 beat RSA 83 +46
ITA 85 beat FRA 83 +1.09
Victory Challenge a bye

Flight two
ITA 94 beat SWE 96 +1.07
USA 98 beat CHN 95 +4.36
ESP 97 beat ITA 85 +2.45
ITA 99 beat FRA 93 +1.41
RSA 83 beat GER 89 +1.10
Emirates Team New Zealand a bye

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