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.
Skipper Max Sirena of Italy’s Luna Rossa is the latest America’s Cup competitor to accuse defending champion Oracle Team USA of cheating in what potentially could be one of the biggest scandals in the regatta’s 162-year history.
Italy’s Luna Rossa ended Artemis Racing’s emotional attempt to advance in the America’s Cup trials, finishing a four-race sweep in the challenger semifinals Saturday when the Swedish-backed boat made too many errors.
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.
Like it did in the first race, Artemis slowed dramatically during its first gybe after turning from the reaching first leg onto the downwind second leg.
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 overcame the loss of their jib early in the race and routed Italy’s Luna Rossa on Sunday in just their second head-to-head matchup in the America’s Cup challenger series.
The first real race of the America’s Cup challenger series was a runaway for Emirates Team New Zealand on Saturday even before it hit the starting line on San Francisco Bay.