News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery : America's Cup World Series San Francisco - Energy Team 4th overall
America's Cup World Series San Francisco - Energy Team 4th overall

'America’s Cup World Series San Francisco 2012'    ACEA / Gilles Martin-Raget ©    Click Here to view large photo

At the America's Cup World Series, Energy Team finished in a rather disappointing 10th place in the day’s big fleet race on Super Sunday, which marked the end of the event. Yann Guichard and his men end up in fourth place overall in the rankings dominated by Oracle Team USA Spithill. The Americans were very clearly at ease on their home ground, as Russell Coutts’s crew won the match race final this Sunday. We look back at the final race in San Francisco.

The tension reached a climax for this final fleet race, as it was going to be the decider, counting four times as much as any other race this week. Second in the overall rankings behind Oracle Team USA Spithill, Energy Team was still in with a chance of winning the fleet racing championship in the AC World Series San Francisco. But the French boat could also lose its place on the podium depending on how well everyone did. The eleven AC45s set off at 1215hrs local time (1915hrs GMT) on a thirty minute race. Getting off to a rather average start, Yann Guichard’s crew was in sixth place at mark one. They then set off downwind with speeds in excess of twenty knots and peak speeds of 23-24 knots.

America’s Cup World Series San Francisco 2012 -  ACEA - Gilles Martin-Raget ©   Click Here to view large photo

At mark two, Artemis Racing White, Luna Rossa Piranha and Team Korea were leading the fleet, while Energy Team were back in seventh place. The upwind leg went well for the French AC45, which moved up no fewer than three places to round mark three in fourth place. They had their eyes on the podium as they set off again downwind. But they needed to watch what was going on, as there were two big names threatening them: the two Oracle boats. However, Energy Team kept going for it and made it up to third place at mark four.

The French were looking forward to another great upwind leg hoping for good speed and efficient changes of tack. But Yann Guichard and his men unfortunately received a penalty for going outside the boundary line. A penalty that was to punish them severely, as they were back in ninth place at mark five. The downwind run to the finish did not allow them to recover. Energy Team ended up in tenth place in this race, won by a whisker by Luna Rossa Piranha ahead of Oracle Team USA Spithill and Team Korea.

Bruno Peyron reactions: 'Things change from day to day, and the final was rather difficult this Sunday. We’re going to have to learn to win on Sundays, rather than Saturdays, as there is such a heavy weighting. Fourth overall in this first event of the ACWS 2012 / 2013... We can do better than that, but it was a fine week for the team, who once again showed that they are able to compete at the highest level with the top teams. For the start of this second season, the standard has moved up a notch. You can see it in every aspect of the racing. We’re going to have to keep hard at it and continue to make progress. We look forward to coming back here in a month from now to compete again on this great race course in San Francisco'.

America’s Cup World Series San Francisco 2012 -  ACEA - Gilles Martin-Raget ©   Click Here to view large photo

Results of the final fleet race, raced on Sunday 26th August

1. Luna Rossa Piranha
2. Oracle Team USA Spithill
3. Team Korea
4. Luna Rossa Swordfish
5. Oracle Team USA Coutts
6. J.P. Morgan BAR
7. Artemis Racing Red
8. Artemis Racing White
9. Emirates Team New Zealand
10. Energy Team
11. China Team

Overall rankings – Sunday 26th August 2012 (after seven races)

1. Oracle Team USA Spithill : 86 pts
2. Luna Rossa Piranha : pts
3. Team Korea : 65 pts
4. Energy Team: 55 pts
5. Luna Rossa Swordfish: 51 pts
6. Artemis Racing White: 48 pts
7. Emirates Team New Zealand: 43 pts
8. Oracle Team USA Coutts: 42 pts
9. Artemis Racing Red : 38 pts
10. J.P. Morgan BAR: 37 pts
11. China Team : 15 pts

Energy Team website

by Energy Team


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

10:50 PM Sun 26 Aug 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
2011-12 America's Cup World Series

Related News Stories:

27 Aug 2012  Fisher's View: Day 5 ACWS San Francisco - Seriously speedy Sunday
27 Aug 2012  America's Cup: Louis Vuitton Cup will be stunning - Yves Carcelle
27 Aug 2012  America’s Cup World Series San Francisco - Team BAR on day 4
26 Aug 2012  Rod Davis: Rethinking the Current Tactics
26 Aug 2012  America’s Cup World Series Day 4 - First win for Energy Team
26 Aug 2012  America’s Cup World Series - Oracle Team USA hold on to top spot
26 Aug 2012  America’s Cup World Series San Francisco - Artemis still in hunt
26 Aug 2012  America's Cup World Series San Francisco - Carlo Borlenghi images
26 Aug 2012  America's Cup World Series San Francisco: J.P Morgan BAR make progress
26 Aug 2012  America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ boss expected better results

News - USA and the World

The first annual WetaFresh is a big success by Tim Wieringa, Muskegon, MI

Techno 293 Worlds - France and Italy claim titles by International Windsurfing Association,

420 World Championship - Singapore and Spain out front by 420 International Class Association,

Lightning strikes cut short CFJ Nationals by Andy Kopetzky, Santa Monica Bay

Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race sets off August 10th
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Antoine Albeau victorious on day 5
Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient Championship headed for San Diego
WPA Championships - Kids race divisions offered
New Clever Pig launched by US Sailing
America's Cup: Group agrees to co-operate in London Meeting
Copa del Rey Mapfre - Build-up reveals some remarkable enthusiasm
Marblehead NOOD Regatta - Images by Leighton O'Connor
America's Cup: Two AC72 skippers discuss Foiling Moths and the Cup
RS Feva World Championship - Brilliant sailing on day 2
America's Cup: Alameda makes overtures on Venue hosting for San Fran *Feature
Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race Week 2014 - Relishing a challenge
Edgartown Race Weekend - BBBR and Round-the-Island Race winners named
Etchells Invitational Cup - Aussies take early lead in Cowes
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Antoine Albeau strikes back on day 4
Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta - All set for test event
ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 28 July 2014
29er World Championship - All set in Kingston
ORC World Championship - Third Course area opens for huge fleet
Day one of the Allen RS Feva World Championships
Anna Tunnicliffe: Final two days of the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games   
Joachim Aschenbrenner takes gold at ISAF Youth Match Race Worlds 2014   
Maxi Soh scores double wins in CMRC Summer Doubleheader   
29er World Championship opening ceremonies in Confederation Park   
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Action resumes on day 3   
Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race Start 2014 VIDEO   
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship 2014- Final day   
2014 Pacific Cup - Scarlet Runner wins   
Gladwell's Line: America's Cup - Joint Statement is a curious note *Feature   
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Champ - Top four battle it out for final   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 6   
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Wind teases competitors on day 2   
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Action-packed day of racing   
Herreshoff Marine Museum announces successful fundraising campaign   
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - The most comprehensive victory yet   
Anna Tunnicliffe fourth at mid-point of 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games   
2014 29er North American Open Championship - Australians win   
INSA Sabot II Invitational Regatta - Erik Hou claims victory   
CMRC Summer Invitational Series - Maxi Soh wins Doubleheader A event   
International Moth World Championships - Nathan Outteridge wins   

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  

Switch Default Region to:

Social Media





New Zealand

United Kingdom

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World






Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text


Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery


Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery





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.
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT