Valencia: Louis Vuitton Cup – America’s Cup post # 5

Luna Rossa vs BMW Oracle Racing

Luna Rossa 2
Luna Rossa Challenge vs BMW ORACLE Racing.
©ACM 2007/Photo’s:Stefano Gattini and Carlo Borlenghi

Ah Maazing semi finals:

Valencia – 18.05.2007 – 16:53
Via an old post on America’s Cup:

Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa Challenge take control

Luna Rossa Challenge has jumped out to a 3-1 series lead over BMW ORACLE Racing at the Louis Vuitton Cup. In these Semi Finals, the first team to win five races advances to the Final, and following today’s victory, the Italian team is one step closer to its goal.

Luna Rossa Challenge led all the way around the race track, after starting to the left of the American team. After one lap of the course ITA 94 was ahead by just 12-seconds, but helmsman James Spithill and his crew extended that lead to nearly half a minute at the second windward mark and held on to win by 24-seconds.

In the other pairing, Emirates Team New Zealand started ahead of the Spanish team and extended the rest of the way around the race track. The Spanish made up five-seconds on the final run, but it wasn’t enough; the Kiwis won by 42-seconds and have a 3-1 series lead.

I wouldn’t have believed it possible that Larry’s team would lose again!

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