sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Photo Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : America's Cup World Series - Match Racing -Barker and Spithill

America's Cup World Series - Match Racing -Barker and Spithill

'Oracle Racing Spithill - America’s Cup World Series'    Guilain Grenier Oracle Team USA ©    Click Here to view large photo

America's Cup World Series had a late start to racing today. The late start at 4:00 pm local time instead of the scheduled 2:00 pm meant that only the top-scoring pair from the day's three qualifying fleet races would square up in a match race.

Three fleet races were sailed to determine the two finalists, and Oracle Racing Spithill, skippered by James Spithill, and Emirates Team New Zealand, skippered by Dean Barker, each scored 26 points on identical finishes of 1-2-4.

Oracle Racing Spithill was on the back foot off the start line, but by the third of five mark roundings had clawed back to even. They lost control of the race on the ensuing leg, the fourth of six, when they jibed away into less wind pressure.

'It was all good except for the result,' said Spithill. 'Full credit to those guys.'

The Oracle Racing Coutts crew, skippered by Russell Coutts, finished the three fleet races in sixth place with thirteen points. In moves uncharacteristic for Coutts, the four-time Cup winner, the team was over the start line early twice and also incurred a penalty for a collision.

'We really just didn’t get off the start line today,' said Coutts. 'The second start we just lost control and fell into Team New Zealand. The wind shifted and we had our wing and jib in the wrong position. We tried to dip and couldn’t.'

Today marked the third day of racing for the ACWS – Cascais and it’s apparent that all crews are feeling more comfortable in their AC45 wingsail catamarans. The three fleet races had three different winners and there were many passes made as crews alternately fell into light-wind patches and strong puffs.

'It was awesome racing,' Coutts said. 'It was very changeable. It’s a pity we didn’t get up to the front today. Everyone’s out there trying. It’s tough.'

Many were curious how the match racing would play out, and it was spectacular. The two crews rounded the third mark, a windward mark, overlapped. Team New Zealand only kept control of the race because it was on the inside and could bear away sooner to fill its gennaker.

'Everyone questioned whether you would see lead changes, so it was good to see a couple of exchanges,' said Spithill. 'It is a very, very difficult race track. It’s a lot of fun, but very challenging.'

ACWS – Cascais Match Racing Championships day one

1. Emirates Team New Zealand/Dean Barker 10 points
2. ORACLE Racing Spithill/James Spithill 9
3. Team Korea/Chris Draper 8
4. Energy Team/Loick Peyron 7
5. Artemis Racing/Terry Hutchinson 6
6. ORACLE Racing Coutts/Russell Coutts 5
7. Aleph/Alain Gautier 4
8. China Team/Mitch Booth 3
9. Green Comm/Vasilij Žbogar 3
(Scoring: 1st = 10 points, 2nd = 9, 3rd = 8, 4th = 7, 5th = 6, 6th = 5, 7th = 4, 8th-9th = 3)

America's Cup World Series website




by Tim Jeffery

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=87103

8:25 PM Wed 10 Aug 2011 GMT






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
2011-13 America's Cup World Series

Related News Stories:

16 Apr 2014  America's Cup: Expected de Ridder penalty should be reduced
14 Apr 2014  America's Cup: Dean Barker's Blog - A sail with the Duke and Duchess
12 Apr 2014  America's Cup: Coutts claims ISAF Jury on a crusade, backs Kiwi report
10 Apr 2014  America's Cup: Two Kiwis escape hometown action in AC45 rules ruckus
03 Apr 2014  34th America's Cup: A Match of three weeks - Part 3 - Under the Pump
01 Apr 2014  34th America's Cup: A Match of three weeks - Part 1 - Regaining time
08 Mar 2014  Fast foils-a conversation with Paul Bieker, part two
03 Mar 2014  America's Cup- Fast foils-a conversation with Paul Bieker, part I
19 Jan 2014  America's Cup: CNN Mainsail Down Under on the state of the Cup
16 Jan 2014  America's Cup: Jobson goes one on one with Jimmy Spithill (Part 5)
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World

HUD Vision: An interview with Afterguard Marine’s Alex Moret *Feature by David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle




















America's Cup: Expected de Ridder penalty should be reduced *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, NZ
















Congressional Cup - Victory for Taylor Canfield and crew by Rich Roberts (As Amended by ISAF),




2014 Halifax – Saint-Pierre Ocean Race by Patricia Nelder, Nova Scotia














Image Gallery: Stratis SL33 flies on the Waitemata by Richard Gladwell,Sail-world.com/nz,


Audi Melges 20- Sperry Topsider Charleston Race Week - Light final day by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,










International Optimist Regatta Clinic and Team Race - Register now!
Congressional Cup: World top rankers finish that way in Long Beach
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week Day 3 finale
America's Cup: Gino Morrelli outlines the new AC62 design
Doyle Sails New Zealand signs Andrew Brown as One Design Manager
America's Cup: Dean Barker's Blog - A sail with the Duke and Duchess *Feature
29er World Youth Sailing Week Easter regatta - Day 1 and 2 overall
C Thomas Clagett Jr Memorial Clinic/Regatta - Entries start to roll in
50th Congressional Cup: See the delayed coverage and media conferences
Clipper Race 10 Day 27: Closing stages - Qingdao to San Francisco
Canfield, Williams, Bruni, Swinton in Congressional Cup final four
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week - Day 2
Audi Melges 20 Charleston Race Week - Perfect conditions in Charleston
Oyster Regatta Antigua - Full on ocean conditions for day 3
PWA World Tour - A taste of things to come at La Torche + Video
Women's International Match Racing Series kicks off in June
Melges 32 Audi Tron Sailing Series - Action shots by Max Ranchi
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Frustrating conditions
Man rescued after falling overboard in Pacific taken to hospital
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week 2014 - Youth leading Melges 20
Congressional Cup - Canfield leads toward Congressional Cup sailoffs   
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week 2014 - Perfection for Day 1   
America's Cup: Coutts claims ISAF Jury on a crusade, backs Kiwi report *Feature   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Will light winds hamper progress?   
Les Voiles de St. Barth - Preparing to rock Saint Barthélemy waters   
Clipper Round the World Race - OneDLL and Qingdao now in San Francisco   
America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ up against funding hurdle for year *Feature   
Melges 32 Sailing Series Napoli - Day 1 images by Stefano Gattini   
50th Congressional Cup: View the Live racing here   
Melges 32 Sailing Series - Napoli action shots by Max Ranchi   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica launch new boat   
Emirates Team NZ: Royals duke it out on the Waitemata   
2014 Charleston Race Week - Thousands of sailors descend on Charleston   
The Congressional Cup 2014 - Williams hangs on with a classy crowd   
50th Congressional Cup: View the Live racing here   
RORC Transatlantic Race - Notice of Race now available   
Oyster Regatta Antigua - Sunshine and smiles on day 2   
Rolex China Sea Race on the horizon   
What can a boat name tell you about the person behind the helm?   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Race 10 rumbles on   


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.
XL NEW US