sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Louis Vuitton Cup: Emirates Team NZ on Match Point
Louis Vuitton Cup: Emirates Team NZ on Match Point


'Louis Vuitton Finals Race 7; Luna Rossa vs Emirates Team New Zealand'    Gilles Martin-Raget: AmericasCup©    Click Here to view large photo

Emirates Team New Zealand is one race short of successfully Defending the Louis Vuitton Cup, which they last won in 2007.

They won today's margin by a margin of 1m 58secs, after an improved performance by Luna Rossa, however after being in contact, by less than 100 metres on the first run, the New Zealand team stretched away for another win, by what has become a standard margin.

Sailing at speeds that were approximately three kts faster than Luna Rossa on the first reach, Emirates Team NZ could only open a gap of 3secs at the first mark - which opened up to 100 metres or so even though the two boats were sailing similar speeds or the Italians were slightly faster at times.

After splitting gybes Luna Rossa closed the gap to less than 100 metres, but as they came back and got back into phase, and maybe the same breeze, the margin tripled to over 300 metres at the bottom and luna Rossa opted to round the other gate 27 seconds astern.

Louis Vuitton Finals Race 7; Luna Rossa vs Emirates Team New Zealand -  Gilles Martin-Raget: AmericasCup©   Click Here to view large photo
Luna Rossa made early gains going to the right of the course, and again got the margin down to 210 metres as they crossed tacks, out of phase upwind. but it grew back out to a massive 765 metres at the top of the course, as Emirates Team NZ foiled again to windward coming off the Marina Green shore briefly topping 30kts a few boat lengths from the top mark, and hit 47kts during the rounding maneuver.

They were forced to slow to a pedestrian 19kts as they avoided an approaching Luna Rossa making her approach to the windward mark but the kiwis speed then increased to the regulation 40kts and for the final run as their lead on the water extended to 1870metres for a time. the Italians hit their top speed of the race - doing 42kts towards Marina Green before gybing.

the Kiwis were often slower than the Italians but still rounded with a very handy 1700metre lead at mark 4 or approximately 1m 48 seconds astern, increasing by 10 secs on the short reach to the finish.

Louis Vuitton Finals Race 7; Luna Rossa vs Emirates Team New Zealand -  Gilles Martin-Raget: AmericasCup©   Click Here to view large photo
After the race, Luna Rossa tactician Francesco Bruni said they had not sailed the perfect race - but were 98%, citing the matchracing ability of Dean Barker, skipper of Emirates Team NZ to get the windward and controlling position at the start, and then using that to drive over the Italians, and then take the lead at Mark 1.

He added that there were is only really one way to sail on the only beat in the five leg course, and while he considered breaking away, it was a more risky option interns of losing the contact they did have with the New Zealanders.

This was the strongest wind for the series, with Emirates Team NZ sailing a maximum speed of over 30kts upwind compared to the 22kts for the Italians. Overall the New Zealanders hit a top speed of 47kts - a new record for the Regatta. But to underline the improvement by the Italians, they only sailed 208 metres more than Emirates Team New Zealand, indicating that the upwind and downwind sailing angles achieved by the Italians were much closer to the New Zealanders than had been the case previously.

The second scheduled race was not sailed, due to winds exceeding the low limit of 22kts, and will be sailed tomorrow, Sunday, local time.

Louis Vuitton Finals Race 7; Luna Rossa vs Emirates Team New Zealand -  Gilles Martin-Raget: AmericasCup©   Click Here to view large photo

Louis Vuitton Finals Race 7; Luna Rossa vs Emirates Team New Zealand -  Gilles Martin-Raget: AmericasCup©   Click Here to view large photo

Louis Vuitton Finals Race 7; Luna Rossa vs Emirates Team New Zealand -  Gilles Martin-Raget: AmericasCup©   Click Here to view large photo

Louis Vuitton Finals Race 7; Luna Rossa vs Emirates Team New Zealand -  Gilles Martin-Raget: AmericasCup©   Click Here to view large photo

Louis Vuitton Finals Race 7; Luna Rossa vs Emirates Team New Zealand -  Gilles Martin-Raget: AmericasCup©   Click Here to view large photo

Louis Vuitton Finals Race 7; Luna Rossa vs Emirates Team New Zealand -  Gilles Martin-Raget: AmericasCup©   Click Here to view large photo

Louis Vuitton Finals Race 7; Luna Rossa vs Emirates Team New Zealand -  Gilles Martin-Raget: AmericasCup©   Click Here to view large photo






by Richard Gladwell

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=113601

8:47 PM Sat 24 Aug 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:

24 Aug 2013  Louis Vuitton Cup - Images from the final by Carlo Borlenghi
24 Aug 2013  Louis Vuitton Cup: Am-Cam Video - Highlights of Finals Race 6
24 Aug 2013  America's Cup: Lack of time cited as reason for Oracle back-down
24 Aug 2013  Louis Vuitton Cup: Emirates Team NZ moves to 5-1 in Final
24 Aug 2013  Luna Rossa: Race 6 - Louis Vuitton Cup Finals against Emirates Team NZ
24 Aug 2013  Louis Vuitton Cup: Emirates Team NZ on brink of winning Final + Videos
24 Aug 2013  Louis Vuitton Cup: Not only history repeats - Finals, Race 6
24 Aug 2013  Louis Vuitton Cup: Spectacular Am-Cam video of Kiwis foiling upwind
24 Aug 2013  Louis Vuitton Cup: Emirates Team NZ wins another point in Final
23 Aug 2013  Louis Vuitton Cup: Am-Cam video Race 4 and 5 of the Final
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World













































ISAF Sailing World Championships - Watch medal races live here by Dan Ibsen, Sail-World Europe & UK editor,








470 Men and Women Worlds - Vadlau and Ogar into pole position by 470 International Association Class,




ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Strong competition for RS:X fleets by Olga Maslivets, International RS:X Class Assoc.,










Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing ahead of target
ISAF Worlds Santander - 19 Rio 2016 Laser Radial spots awarded
Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds - 21 broadcasters to take live coverage
Rolex Swan Cup - Looking forward to the next 30 years
America’s Cup: The Future is foiling – AC45s to be modified
Volvo Ocean Race: Win a stopover trip by designing an ECsix T-Shirt
Red Bull 49erFX: On the eve of the Worlds in Santander
America's Cup: Ben Ainslie Racing launches partnership with Yamaha
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Starts tomorrow
Rio 2016 Daylight the issue for Olympic sailing regatta
ISAF Sailing World Championships - USA 470's and Lasers battle at top
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander - Day 5 video highlights
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander images by Jesús Renedo
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - No action on day 2
470 Men and Women Worlds - Game on for Olympic Qualification
ISAF Sailing World Championships: Finns off to slow start in Santander
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Seesaw Day 5 in Santander + Video
ISAF Sailing World Championships - 470 sailors shine in Santander
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Kiwi Ray Davies returns to TP52 fleet
Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam - No windsurfing action on day 1
A complete recap of the most successful Melges 20 World Championship   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Prizegiving images by Chuck Lantz   
ISAF Santander - Upwards path for Austrian women's 470 crew + video   
18ft skiffs: Carnage compilation from the glory days of the Grand Prix   
ISAF Worlds: Video from the British Sailing Team   
Bart's Bash expected to set new records this weekend   
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Marcilio Browne wins Super Session   
470 Men and Women World Championships - Racing abandoned on day 2   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Day 4 images from Santander   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: Emerging Nations Program sailors shine   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Teasing winds play havoc on day 4   
ISAF Sailing World Championships: Hot conditions in Santander on day 4   
Santander ISAF Sailing World Championships joins Bart’s Bash   
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Grounded fishing boat creates problems   
Marseille One Design - GC32 Armin Strom Sailing Team emerge victorious   
Rolex Big Boat Series 2014 - Ready for another 50 years   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 4   
2014 Rolex Swan Cup - Eleventh-hour victories   
Extreme Sailing Series - Kiwis clinch Act win in Istanbul + Video   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Two long races today for the J70 fleet   


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