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AC World Series - Quarterfinal pairings decided in San Francisco

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

Competition at the America’s Cup World Series San Francisco got underway today with seven races in the qualifying round of the match racing championship. With the wind gusting over twenty knots and creating a nasty chop on San Francisco Bay, Artemis Racing – Red (Nathan Outteridge), Emirates Team New Zealand (Dean Barker), Energy Team (Loïck Peyron), J.P. Morgan BAR (Ben Ainslie) and Team Korea (Peter Burling) all advanced to the quarterfinal round, with matches scheduled for Thursday and Friday.

China Team (Phil Robertson, pictured) won his first match race of the AC World Series and stood on the brink of advancing to the quarterfinal round, but didn’t start his final match against Artemis Racing – Red due to broken frames in the wingsail.

Results:

Team Korea bt. Luna Rossa Piranha, +:02
Energy Team bt. China Team, +:56
Emirates Team New Zealand bt. Artemis Racing – Red, +:50.8
J.P. Morgan BAR bt. Luna Rossa Swordfish, +1:15
China Team bt. Luna Rossa Piranha, +:06
Artemis Racing – Red bt. Luna Rossa Swordfish, +:33
Artemis Racing – Red bt. China Team (DNS)

Quarterfinal Pairings:

Thursday (12:25 pm PDT): Team Korea vs. Artemis Racing – White
Thursday (12:42 pm PDT): Energy Team vs. Emirates Team New Zealand
Friday (4:05 pm PDT): Artemis Racing – Red vs. Oracle Team USA Coutts
Friday (4:22 pm PDT): J.P. Morgan BAR vs. Oracle Team USA Spithill

Full results here

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