Sunday, November 22, 2009

Felicitazioni Vivissime!!

A big congratulations to Italy's Azzurra sailing team who swept Emirates Team New Zealand in the 'first to two' final of the Louis Vuitton Trophy in Nice.

Despite challenging weather conditions, race officer Peter Reggio and his team did a magnificent job of getting through the schedule and the racing was compelling and exciting.

Italian skipper Francesco Bruni and his crew sailed flawlessly in the light conditions on Sunday to surprise the highly touted Kiwi team.

The final standings for the inaugural event on the Louis Vuitton Trophy circuit are:

1. Azzurra (ITA)
2. Emirates Team New Zealand (NZL)
3. Synergy (RUS)
4. TeamOrigin (GBR)
6. BMW ORACLE Racing (USA)
7. Artemis (SWE)
8. TFS - Pages Jaunes (FRA)