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America's Cup Finals - Action heats up as ETNZ claims race 5 win

by Irene Corosu on 11 Sep 2013
010/09/2013 - San Francisco (USA,CA) - 34th America’s Cup - Emirates Team New Zealand, Race Day 3 ACEA - Photo Gilles Martin-Raget http://photo.americascup.com/
In the 34th America's Cup, Challenger Emirates Team New Zealand leads Defender Oracle Team USA 4-0 after a 1:05 victory in Race 5. Oracle Team USA led at the first two mark roundings, but the Kiwis sailed past the defender after two tacks on the upwind leg. From there Emirates Team New Zealand had much better speed and opened a lead it would not relinquish.

34th America’s Cup Standings (first to nine points wins)

Emirates Team New Zealand – 4
ORACLE TEAM USA – 0

Race 5 Performance Data

Course: Five legs/10.27 nautical miles
Elapsed Time: ETNZ – 22:45, OTUSA – 23:50
Delta: ETNZ +1:05
Total distance sailed: ETNZ – 11.4 NM, OTUSA – 11.5 NM
Average Speed: ETNZ – 30.21 knots (35 mph), OTUSA – 29.17 knots (33 mph)
Top Speed: ETNZ – 46.94 knots (54 mph), OTUSA – 44.93 knots (52 mph)
Windspeed: Average – 20 knots, Peak – 24.1 Americas Cup website
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