sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Louis Vuitton Cup: Finals Race 3 - One wheel on my wagon
Louis Vuitton Cup: Finals Race 3 - One wheel on my wagon


'Tenders alongside Luna Rossa - Final of Louis Vuitton Cup, Day 3, August 19, 2013'    Chuck Lantz ©    Click Here to view large photo

Maybe, just maybe, one day will see two boats finishing a race, and perhaps even the second scheduled race taking place, but not today.

Malfunction in the wing controls put Luna Rossa out of the race shortly after starting the third leg, and Emirates Team New Zealand finished to put the Kiwis 2 – 1 up in this first-to-seven wins final.

The start was close fought with the Italians to windward after a relatively passive pre-start sequence. But even being half a length ahead when the gun fired was insufficient to prevent Dean Barker from snatching the inside berth at the first mark to start the run with a three second lead.

Luna Rossa was the first to gybe, quickly followed by the Kiwis, both executing good foiling manoeuvres. There was little between then as they headed for the offshore boundary where Emirates Team New Zealand made a better gybe – Luna Rossa temporarily coming off the foils – and the gap between them was 150 metres.

What was noticeable was that the speed of the two boats was virtually identical. The only difference was made by the execution of the gybes.

The Kiwis gained slightly before the leeward gate but were only 20 seconds in front as they passed through the gate at Mark 2. It was on the first tack that disaster struck the luckless Italians. 'When you hear a bang,' said skipper Max Sirena, 'you know just where to look.' It was part of the complex wing control system and was not the matter of a moment’s fix.

Luna Rossa was out of the race and the Kiwis continued in the 18 knot south-westerly breeze to complete the 10.07 mile course in 23’:18' to add another point to their score. 'We were racing just as hard,' said Dean Barker of the way ETNZ was sailed without a rival in attendance. To which Chris Ward added: 'You never like to win when the other boat breaks down.'

Then the matter of the second race began to rear its ugly head. Would Luna Rossa be forced to play its lay-day card, or would it once again be saved by the 21-knot wind limit? Just before the race was due to start, the wind had exceeded the limit and there was a short postponement, but the wind continued to rise. The Race Committee called it off and Luna Rossa limped to her base where the wing was removed for overnight repairs.

There is no racing on Tuesday and the Louis Vuitton Cup final will continue on Wednesday with, hopefully, two races.

Emiarets team NZ - Final of Louis Vuitton Cup, Day 3, August 19, 2013 -  Chuck Lantz ©   Click Here to view large photo

Luna Rossa - Final of Louis Vuitton Cup, Day 3, August 19, 2013 -  Chuck Lantz ©   Click Here to view large photo

Prestart - Final of Louis Vuitton Cup, Day 3, August 19, 2013 -  Chuck Lantz ©   Click Here to view large photo

First reach - Final of Louis Vuitton Cup, Day 3, August 19, 2013 -  Chuck Lantz ©   Click Here to view large photo

First reach - Final of Louis Vuitton Cup, Day 3, August 19, 2013 -  Chuck Lantz ©   Click Here to view large photo

Start - Emiratyes Team NZ and Luna Rossa - Final of Louis Vuitton Cup, Day 3, August 19, 2013 -  Chuck Lantz ©   Click Here to view large photo

Luna Rossa chases hard - Final of Louis Vuitton Cup, Day 3, August 19, 2013 -  Chuck Lantz ©   Click Here to view large photo

First downwind - Final of Louis Vuitton Cup, Day 3, August 19, 2013 -  Chuck Lantz ©   Click Here to view large photo

Emirates Team NZ - Final of Louis Vuitton Cup, Day 3, August 19, 2013 -  Chuck Lantz ©   Click Here to view large photo

Emirates Team NZ - Final of Louis Vuitton Cup, Day 3, August 19, 2013 -  Chuck Lantz ©   Click Here to view large photo

Emirates Team NZ - Final of Louis Vuitton Cup, Day 3, August 19, 2013 -  Chuck Lantz ©   Click Here to view large photo



by Bob Fisher

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=113408

11:05 PM Mon 19 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:

20 Aug 2013  America's Cup: Oracle Team USA face very serious charge over kingposts
20 Aug 2013  Louis Vuitton Cup: Another breakdown mars Race 3, Emirates Team NZ win
19 Aug 2013  Louis Vuitton Cup: Am-Cam Video of Finals - Race 2
19 Aug 2013  America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ drops in on Oracle Team USA session
19 Aug 2013  Louis Vuitton Cup: Images of Day 2 - Luna Rossa Vs Emirates Team NZ
19 Aug 2013  America's Cup: Two days of Defender Trials - Full Replay Video
19 Aug 2013  Louis Vuitton Cup: Luna Rossa defeat the Kiwis in Race 2 of Finals
19 Aug 2013  Louis Vuitton Cup: Italians score first Final win, Race times change
19 Aug 2013  America's Cup: Oracle Team USA foiling upwind!
19 Aug 2013  Louis Vuitton Cup: Technical issue knocks Kiwis out of Race 2 of Final
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World





































Formula Windsurfing Youth and Master Worlds overall by International Windsurfing Association,












Bakewell-White supermaxi designed to take Transpac's Barn Door Trophy *Feature by Richard Gladwell Ssail-World.com/nz,


















PWA Awaza World Cup - Cyril Moussilmani and Delphine Cousin on top
Foiling Week - Moth Class Italian Open Championship Day 2
America's Cup: Luna Rossa foiling in AC45s at their Italian base
Star World Championship - Germans claim dramatic win in Malcesine
PWA Awaza World Cup - Down to the wire in Turkmenistan
Route Halifax Saint-Pierre - Off to France!
Nacra 17 Europeans - La Grande Motte back in Olympic classes arena
Stena Match Cup Sweden - Hansen hat trick in Marstrand + Video
Route Halifax Saint-Pierre Race keeps an eye on Arthur
World Match Racing Tour: See the Finals replay at the Stena Match Cup
Newport International Boat Show unveils exciting 'At The Helm' Program
Stena Match Cup Sweden - First blood to Hansen over Canfield + Video
Star World Championship - Americans claim race win in Malcesine
PWA Awaza World Cup - Weather halts action on day 4
Clipper Race - Henri Lloyd wins OneDLL Cup into Den Helder
Clipper Race - Close match racing in closing stages of the OneDLL Cup
Volvo Ocean Race: Spanish play catch-up with under 100 days to go
World Match Racing Tour: Catch the live action at the Stena Match Cup
Finn Junior Worlds - Battle for the Jorge Bruder Silver Cup
Mobiles drive traffic - 72% increase in Sail-World.com page view *Feature
British Open Dragon Championship finale at Royal Lymington preview   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Phuket is ready to host   
PWA Awaza World Cup - Valerie Ghibaudo hits back on day 3   
Star World Championship - Hard fought win on day 4 + Video   
Stena Match Cup Sweden - Action-packed match racing + Video   
Oceans of Hope yacht arrives in Portsmouth   
Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race - Registration details   
RORC Transatlantic Race - Polishing up the silver   
Vic-Maui International Yacht Race - First start to lead off busy day   
Anna Tunnicliffe competing at the CrossFit Mid-Atlantics + Video   
18ft Skiff Europeans: Winning days at Lake Garda   
Clipper Race - Choppy conditions as fleet closes in on Den Helder   
Lightning Youth World Championship - Final day   
2014 Star Class World Championship - Day 3   
America's Cup: Dean Barker interviewed on the current state of the Cup   
PWA Awaza World Cup - Delphine Cousin draws first blood   
Stena Match Cup Sweden - On a roll in Marstrand + Video   
Star World Championship - Frustrating day 3 rocks the fleet   
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Rendezvous returns August 31st   
ISAF seeks modern catamaran for future Youth Worlds editions   


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