Saturday, 14 November 2009

LVT: Emirates Team New Zealand Top of the Leaderboard after Round Robin One in Nice

Emirates Team New Zealand on the wind off Nice. Image copyright Chris Cameron.

by Warren Douglas

Emirates Team New Zealand has finished at the top of the leader board after the first round robin of the Louis Vuitton Trophy regatta in the south of France.

Audio: Dean Barker (skipper) on Friday's race for Emirates Team New Zealand

Audio: Ray Davies (tactician) on Friday's race for ETNZ

With a six-win, one-loss record for the round, ETNZ finished on six points, with the Italian entry Azzurra also on six points second. ETNZ won on the countback, having beaten Azzura.

Third was TEAMORIGIN (UK) on five point (5 wins, 2 Losses). Artemis fourth (3-4) BMW Oracle fifth (3-3) followed by Synergy, ALL4ONE and Team French Spirit.

TeamOrigin leads Emirates Team New Zealand downwind. Image copyright Chris Cameron.

The final match of the round between BMW Oracle and Synergy was abandoned when the time limit was exceeded.

The format for the rest of the regatta will be changed to make up for time lost in the light conditions.

Emirates Team New Zealand
Louis Vuitton Trophy

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