Louis Vuitton Cup
Emirates Team New Zealand closed in on an America’s Cup match against Oracle Team USA, cruising past Italy’s Luna Rossa again Friday to take a 5-1 lead in the Louis Vuitton Cup finals.
Skipper Dean Barker and Emirates Team New Zealand completed a pair of near-flawless races Wednesday, overpowering Italy’s Luna Rossa to take a 4-1 lead in the Louis Vuitton Cup finals.
The final of the America’s Cup challenger series has had more failing than foiling. Emirates Team New Zealand sailed away with another win because of a mechanical failure to Italy’s Luna Rossa, taking a 2-1 lead in the Louis Vuitton Cup finals Monday.
Emirates Team New Zealand fell out of the second race of the series because of a mechanical problem Sunday, handing Italy’s Luna Rossa a victory that evened the Louis Vuitton Cup finals at one apiece.
Emirates Team New Zealand tore the trampoline tarp in the center of its catamaran and lost two men overboard before holding on to beat hobbled Italian Team Luna Rossa.
Italy’s Luna Rossa is one victory away from advancing to the America’s Cup challenger finals and another go-round with powerhouse Emirates Team New Zealand.
Rebounding from a shaky start and damage to its wing sail, Italy’s Luna Rossa sped ahead of Artemis Racing of Sweden to win the opening race of the America’s Cup challenger semifinals Tuesday on San Francisco Bay.
Tom Cruise’s need for speed takes him and his son Connor aboard Emirates Team New Zealand’s AC72 racing yacht durng the America’s Cup…
Emirates Team New Zealand routed Italy’s Luna Rossa by the biggest margin yet in the America’s Cup challenger trials and clinched the right to advance to the Louis Vuitton Cup finals.
Artemis Racing of Sweden hopes to sail sometime later this week now that it has launched its new America’s Cup 72-foot catamaran, 2 ½ months after the fatal capsize of its first boat.