Sunday, March 21, 2010

ETNZ wins in Auckland

On a day of congratulations, we send another one out to Emirates Team New Zealand for winning the Louis Vuitton Trophy in Auckland.

The final was between the Kiwi team and Mascalzone Latino Audi Team - the challenger of record for the 34th America's Cup.

In the event, Emirates Team New Zealand was too strong for the Italian squad and they swept the final, 2-0.

The LVT series is moving from strength to strength and this regatta in New Zealand was a testament to the strength of the teams involved, who put on a great display of AC style racing.

There was some fantastic competition, plenty of lead changes, a few close encounters leading to penalties, and some days in big breeze to please the photographers as well.

We can't wait for the next event, in May in La Maddalena, Sardinia, where the BMW ORACLE Racing will return to action.

And congratulations as well to the WSTA and Louis Vuitton for putting together a great regatta. See you in Sardinia.