America’s Cup: Close race between New Zealand and Italy, sailing – news ticker

After the second day, the battle for the most famous international sailing trophy is 2-2. “Luna Rossa” with Francesco Bruni (Italy) and Jimmy Spethyl (Australia) led 2-1. The third race, sailed almost perfectly, gave the Italians their second winning point in light eight-decade winds 37 seconds behind at the end.

In the fourth race, the New Zealanders counterattacked: “Te Rehutai” captain Peter Burling and his team dominated the race with strong centering, better timing and good speed in the light winds, which until then had been considered the Italians’ strength. Emirates Airline New Zealand finished one minute and three seconds ahead of Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli.

“These were the conditions of the day with strong advantages for the flagship boat. The two boats showed that they could win races.”The 41-year-old said Spithill. In terms of individual racing successes, the two-time Copa América winner with 16 wins since this week is the most successful helmsman in Copa America history, ahead of Russell Coates (New Zealand, 14 wins) and Dennis Konner (13 wins). The 36th Copa America match has continued since 1851 on Saturday (March 13, 2021). The team that reaches seven first wins.


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Wing: 12.03.2021, 08:03

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