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Double victory for Luna Rossa in Louis Vuitton Cup

'China Team and Luna Rossa. Photo: Heike Schwab - 2007 Louis Vuitton Cup'    China Team / 2007 Americas Cup ©

After a four day delay round robin 1 of the Louis Vuitton Cup got underway in Valencia.

At the start of the weather conditions on the course saw calm seas, partially cloudy skies and a 7-11 knot breeze from the east – south – east.

At the five minute gun James Spithill and Pierre Mas face off in a long dial-up. ITA 94 is the first to fall off to starboard with China Team following. Luna Rossa continues defending the right and Spithill cuts the start line on port on the Committee boat end. CHN 95 incurs in a penalty for failing to keep clear from ITA 94 during the pre-start. From the get-go Luna Rossa is in command of the race rounding the top mark with a 42 second delta. ITA 94 pulls away widening the gap on every leg and continues to sail on the right hand side of the course. Luna Rossa wins with a 2 minute and 07 second final delta, the first victory of the Louis Vuitton Cup 2007.

In the second flight of the day Luna Rossa raced against the Swedes of Victory Challenge. ITA 94 enters the pre-start area from starboard and pushes SWE 96 into an immediate dial-up. Spithill is the first to fall off to port, closely followed by Holmberg. Luna Rossa is quick to circle and get back on the Swedes tails, pushing them out of the box. Spithill doesn’t let go and seems to want the right hand side of the course tacking just before the starting line.

Shortly after the start Luna Rossa passes in the lead, consolidating the margin up the first beat. At the windward mark ITA 94 has a 8 second delta. On the run Luna Rossa stretches out even more and at the first cross ITA 94 is over 150 meters ahead of Victory Challenge while continuing to protect the right.

At the leeward gate de Angelis and his afterguard opt for the starboard buoy and round it 39 seconds before SWE 96. Up the second beat Luna Rossa continues to gain on her opponent and when Victory Challenge rounds the top mark ITA 94 is already 200 meters into her final run, sailing towards the finishing line. Francesco de Angelis and his crew continue to maintain the command of the race and Luna Rossa wins her second race with a final delta of 1 minute and 6 seconds on Magnus Holmberg’s Swedish boat.

1. Runner/Trimmer - Francesco de Angelis
2. Helmsman - James Spithill
3. Tactician - Torben Grael
4. Navigator - Michele Ivaldi
5. Afterguard - Ben Durham
6. Traveller - Andrew Horton
7. Runner - Magnus Augustson
8. Main Trimmer - Jonathan McKee
9. Main Grinder - Gilberto Nobili
10. Trimmer - Joe Newton
11. Trimmer - Christian Kamp
12. Grinder - Emanuele Marino
13. Grinder - Andrew Taylor
14. Pitman - Simone de Mari
15. Mast - Shannon Falcone
16. Mid-bow - Massimiliano Sirena
17. Bow - Alan Smith
18. 18th man - Elena Orio

Other results

'Louis Vuitton Cup' - Round Robin 1 - Flight 1
Mascalzone Latino Capitalia Team (ITA 99) wins against Emirates Team New Zealand (NZL 92)
AREVA Challenge (FRA 93) wins against +39 Challenge (ITA 85)
BMW Oracle Racing (USA 98) wins against United Internet Team Germany (GER 89)
Victory Challenge (SWE 96) wins against Team Shosholoza (RSA 83)
Bye Desafío Español 2007 (ESP 97)

'Louis Vuitton Cup' - Round Robin 1 - Flight 2
Desafío Español 2007 (ESP 97) wins against +39 Challenge (ITA 85)
Mascalzone Latino Capitalia Team (ITA 99) wins against AREVA Challenge (FRA 93)
Team Shosholoza (RSA 83) wins against United Internet Team Germany (GER 89)
BMW Oracle Racing (USA 98) wins against China Team (CHN 95)
Bye Emirates Team New Zealand (NZL 92)

Louis Vuitton Cup, Round Robin 1 - provisional scoreboard (source:

Pos. - Team - Races won - Race srun - RR1 points - Bonus points - Total LVC points
1 - BMW Oracle Racing (USA 98) - 2/2 - 4 - 3 - 7
1 - Luna Rossa Challenge (ITA 94) - 2/2 - 4 - 3 - 7
3 - Mascalzone Latino Capitalia Team (ITA 99) - 2/2 - 4 - 2 - 6
4 - Desafío Español 2007 (ESP 97) - 1/1 - 2 - 3 - 5
5 - Emirates Team New Zealand (NZL 92) - 0/1 - 0 - 4 - 4
5 - Victory Challenge (SWE 96) - 1/2 - 2 - 2 - 4
5 - Team Shosholoza (RSA 83) - 1/2 - 2 - 2 - 4
8 - AREVA Challenge (FRA 93) - 1/2 - 2 - 1 - 3
8 - +39 Challenge (ITA 85) - 0/2 - 0 - 2* - 2
10 - United Internet Team Germany (GER 89) - 0/2 - 0 - 1 - 1
10 - China Team (CHN 95) - 0/2 - 0 - 1 - 1
* awarded redress

Tomorrow’s program - Saturday, April 21st

‘Louis Vuitton Cup, Round Robin 1’ - Flight 3
Luna Rossa Challenge (ITA 94) - United Internet Team Germany (GER 89)
Victory Challenge (SWE 96) - China Team (CHN 95)
BMW Oracle Racing (USA 98) - Team Shosholoza (RSA 83)
AREVA Challenge (FRA 93) - Desafío Espanol 2007 (ESP 97)
Emirates Team New Zealand (NZL 92) - +39 Challenge (ITA 85)
Bye Mascalzone Latino-Capitalia Team (ITA 99)

'Louis Vuitton Cup' - Round Robin 1’ - Flight 4
United Internet Team Germany (GER 89) - China Team (CHN 95)
Team Shosholoza (RSA 83) - Luna Rossa Challenge (ITA 94)
Victory Challenge (SWE 96) - BMW Oracle Racing (USA 98)
AREVA Challenge (FRA 93) - Emirates Team New Zealand (NZL 92)
Desafío Espanol 2007 (ESP 97) - Mascalzone Latino-Capitalia Team (ITA 99)
Bye +39 Challenge (ITA 85)

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