sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Emirates Team NZ: Only four boats score in in final race in Venice
Emirates Team NZ: Only four boats score in in final race in Venice

'Emirates Team New Zealand gets the inside line at the first mark in the final fleet race. America’s Cup World Series Regatta Venice.'    Chris Cameron/ETNZ    Click Here to view large photo

Light winds ruled on the final day of the America’s Cup World Series regatta at Venice. The final fleet race – scheduled to take 35 minutes – took winner Energy 57m25s to complete.

The scoreboard will show five yachts did not finish because they ran out of time when they did not finish within 10 minutes of the winner. They get no points for their efforts in what was the most intense race of the regatta.

Oracle 4 was second, Artemis third and Emirates Team New Zealand was fourth after swapping places with Artemis three times in the latter stages of the race.

After five regattas in the 2011-123in the ACWS championship, Emirates Team New Zealand on 80 points is second overall, four points adrift of Oracle 4.

Emirates Team New Zealand in the final fleet race of the. America’s Cup World Series Regatta Venice. -  Chris Cameron-ETNZ  
The finish was spectacular as Oracle 4 chased down the French team. even though it happened in slow motion. At one stage Oracle 4 was more than 5m behind the French. At the end the margin was only 9s.

The race wills he remembered for the second leg, where a jumble of bunched yachts searched desperately for some kind of air as the wind dropped to 1-2 knots. The traffic jam at the second mark involved all but Energy and Oracle 4, which somehow had managed to miss the melee.

Several 'contacts' occurred when the yachts stalled and crews had to fend off rival yachts. Emirates Team New Zealand, on the inside of the mark, managed to get away.

Had they not, the could easily have joined the yachts that went over time.

Emirates Team New Zealand started well and rounded the first mark in the lead – normally a strong position in the fleet races. But today was different.

On leg 2. the fleet closed and took our air. Energy escaped, took the lead, and held on to the end.

A 'speed trial' started the day -two timed runs over a 500m course for each yacht. The breeze was light as the first yacht started and got progressively softer.

The first three yachts on the first run achieved speeds of around 13 knots. After that, times for the 500m stretched in inverse proportion to the rapidly failing breeze which had fallen to 3-4 knots.

In the conditions it was hardly a speed trial; but it was a good test of getting maximum speed out of minimum wind. Crews achieved seven to eight knots of boat speed in 3-4 knots of breeze. Not bad.

The match race final followed, raced in 4-5 knots of breeze and won by Artemis, beating

The fleet in the laguna in the final fleet race. America’s Cup World Series Regatta Venice. -  Chris Cameron-ETNZ   Click Here to view large photo
America’s Cup World Series Championship leader board (after five regattas)

Oracle 4 38 match points, 46 fleet points, total 84

Emirates Team New Zealand 36, 44, total 80

Artemis Racing 43, 28, total 71

Energy Team 32, 33, total 65

Team Korea 30, 26, total 56

Oracle 5 29, 24 , total 53

Luna Rossa Piranha 18, 16, total 34*

China Team 15, 16, total 31

Luna Rossa Swordfish 11, 10, total 21*

Luna Rossa has competed in only three of the five regattas.

The fleet attempt to sqeeze between a mark and the sea wall in the final fleet race. America’s Cup World Series Regatta Venice. -  Chris Cameron-ETNZ   Click Here to view large photo

The fleet attempt to sqeeze between a mark and the sea wall in the final fleet race. America’s Cup World Series Regatta Venice. -  Chris Cameron-ETNZ   Click Here to view large photo


by Warren Douglas

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=97476

8:00 PM Sun 20 May 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 Emirates Team New Zealand news

Related News Stories:

21 May 2012  Fisher's View: Day 4 ACWS Venice - Big crowds for slow day in Venice
21 May 2012  AC World Series Venice – Memorable final day for Energy Team
20 May 2012  Emirates Team NZ: Battle looms for a last-race decider in ACWS Venice
20 May 2012  Fisher's View: Day 3 ACWS Venice - Light winds make for short courses
20 May 2012  America’s Cup World Series Venice – Difficult Day 3 for Energy Team
19 May 2012  America’s Cup World Series Venice – Day 3 images by Max Ranchi
19 May 2012  Fisher's View: Day 2 ACWS - Huge crowds on the Grand Canal, Venice
19 May 2012  AC World Series Venice - Oracle Team USA Spithill captures third
19 May 2012  America's Cup World Series Venice – Tough day for Artemis Racing
19 May 2012  America’s Cup World Series Venice – Day 2 images by Max Ranchi
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World







2014 Detroit Cup - Sam Gilmour leads by Dobbs Davis, Detroit, Michigan




Audi Melges 20 U.S. Nationals - Oleander takes early lead by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,










Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Riding the AC45 - VIDEO by Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island










America's Cup: Five Challengers sign-on for 35th Match by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,


Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad talks Time and Money (Part II) *Feature by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team,


















AWT Quatro Desert Showdown at Punta San Carlos by American Windsurfing Tour,
















America's Cup: Rod Davis - Time for a change after ten years with team *Feature
ISAF seeking hosting bids for Nations Cup
Laser 4.7 Youth Worlds - Luvisetto and Alexadr Boite victorious +Video
IFDS World Championships - Action shots by Tim Wilkes
Maxi yacht rendezvous this September in Sardinia
World Yacht Racing Forum 2014: 'Growing the business of Yacht Racing'
Clipper Race: 2015-16 edition of world's longest ocean race 70% full
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland - Swish smash 5th World Record
Leaderboards take shape at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games 2014
IFDS Worlds - Hot competition on first day of racing
Challenging Conditions - CORK OCR
IFDS World Championship - Day 1 for the US Sailing Team
2014 Melges 20 World Championship - Countdown begins
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 3
America's Cup: Team NZ wish Davis well with new team *Feature
Fisher's View: Sailing perfection at Hamilton Island- Day 3
Roble and Wilson still number one match racers in the U.S.
2014 Formula Kite World Championship Day 1
IFDS World Championship - Day 1 images by Jude Robertson
Volvo Ocean Race: Forget the f-word - Team SCA profiled
52 Super Series - Fleet grows, 2015 dates revealed   
420 and 470 Junior Europeans - Teams from 9 nations on the podium   
IFDS Worlds - Former president presented with ISAF awards medal   
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Improvements aplenty in Byte CII fleets   
America's Cup: New Zealand loses top coach to Artemis Racing   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 CEO Knut Frostad talks (Part I) *Feature   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race Day 9 - Swish on record pace   
2014 CORK Olympic Classes Regatta - Day 3   
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 2   
2014 IFDS World Championship: Opening Ceremony images   
Opera House Cup - Images by Ingrid Abery   
Teams descend upon Cowes for inaugural J/111 World Championships   
Hamilton Island Race Week: Everywhere there's smiley people   
IFDS World Championships - US Paralympic hopefuls ready for racing   
Sopot Match Race - Poland's Tour debut deemed a triumph   
Vineyard Race celebrates 80th running of the East Coast classic   
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games: Young sailors begin racing on Lake Jinniu   
AWT Quatro Desert Showdown - Victory for Morgan Noireaux   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Day 8: Test of endurance   
Bart's Bash: Over 2300 entered from 588 yacht clubs - Join here   


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 WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT