sail-world.com -- Louis Vuitton Cup: Emirates Team NZ's tally now at eight points

Louis Vuitton Cup: Emirates Team NZ's tally now at eight points    

'Emirates Team New Zealand NZL5 with Glenn Ashby driving sail their Round Robin 4, Artemis race alone again. Louis Vuitton Cup. San Francisco.'    Chris Cameron/ETNZ©

Emirates Team New Zealand completed its solo race against Artemis Racing today to collect another point in the Louis Vuitton Cup round robins.

The team is at the top of the leaderboard on eight points and with two races to go in the round robins, cannot be overtaken.

Today Glenn Ashby took the helm as part of the team rotation and Adam Beashel moved from the bow to trim the wing. Richard Meacham was on the bow. Dean Barker watched proceedings from as chase boat.

The team sailed a shorter course, completing the five legs in just under 31 minutes. Today’s breeze was lighter that previous races, with just over 12 knots at the start and a maximum of 15.7.

Before today, Glenn Ashby hadn’t had much time at the wheel. 'It was good to have a feel of the boat through the different manoeuvres.

He admitted to being a 'bit wobbly' at times as 'I was switching out of my usual role of wing trimmer to helming – sometimes my timing was out a little...

'There were a few laughs and banter on board at my expense.'

'I did get an insight into how I can help Dean mode the boat better to get through the puffs and holes a bit better. I’m sure Dean appreciated seeing the boat from the outside – how it trims and how it behaves.'

Emirates Team New Zealand NZL5 with Glenn Ashby driving entering the start box for the Round Robin 4, Artemis race. Louis Vuitton Cup. San Francisco. -  Chris Cameron-ETNZ©?nid=112533  


Standings

1. Emirates Team New Zealand 8-0 – 8 points (2 races remaining)
2. Luna Rossa Challenge 4-4 – 4 points (2 races remaining)
3. Artemis Racing 0-8 – 0 points (2 races remaining)
Today’s performance data
Emirates Team New Zealand sailed the five-leg America’s Cup course
Course length: 9.64 nautical miles
Elapsed time: 30 minutes, 59 seconds
Total distance sailed: 11.7 nautical miles
Average speed: 22.83 knots (26 mph)
Top speed: 33.8 knots (39 mph) on Leg 4, downwind
Wind speed: average 13.2 knots; peak gust 15.7 knots
The schedule ahead
Sunday, July 28, Emirates Team New Zealand vs. Luna Rossa Challenge
Tuesday, July 30, Artemis Racing vs. Emirates Team New Zealand
Thursday, August 1, Luna Rossa Challenge vs. Artemis Racing

Emirates Team New Zealand NZL5 with Glenn Ashby driving sail their Round Robin 4, Artemis race alone again. Louis Vuitton Cup. San Francisco. -  Chris Cameron-ETNZ©?nid=112533  

Emirates Team New Zealand NZL5 with Glenn Ashby driving sail their Round Robin 4, Artemis race alone again. Louis Vuitton Cup. San Francisco. -  Chris Cameron-ETNZ©?nid=112533  



by www.etnzblog.com
- 10:15 PM Sat 27 Jul 2013 GMT





Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.
If you want to send this story to a friend, please use link below
http://www.sail-world.com/indexs.cfm?nid=112533

Based on your current download speed Sail-World has delivered large images (660 pixels long side.)  If you would like to see only small images (300 pixels long side) click here .  For medium sized images (500 pixels long side) click here .  If you would prefer to see text only (without pictures) click here

Click for further information on
2013 America's Cup
2011 Emirates Team New Zealand news

Related News Stories:
09 Aug 2014  America's Cup: Former Artemis crew member says danger is being ignored
27 May 2014  America's Cup: Oracle Team USA under stress
23 May 2014  America's Cup: Oracle and Team NZ designers reveal AC72 secrets
22 May 2014  America's Cup: Artemis death verdict 'result of an human act'
10 May 2014  A year after the Artemis incident, the sailors tell of the pain
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
12 Apr 2014  Royals go match racing on the Waitemata: Image gallery - 2
11 Apr 2014  Royals go match racing on the Waitemata: Image gallery - 1

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 VIR AUS
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT