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Emirates Team New Zealand has ended the inaugural season of the America’s Cup World Series in second place overall.
Battling as Series of mishaps at the final Newport regatta and an indifferent performance in the triple points fleet race the team held its place on the leaderboard.
But it was a disappointing end to the Newport regatta. After injuries to two members of the front-line AC45 sailing crew, a collision with a mark boat and a damaging capsize, the team yesterday looked like it was coming right.
With a third and a first in the two fleet races held, the team was feeling more confident. But the performance today, not helped by another broken dagger board lifting pole, was indifferent.
Skipper Dean Barker said: “We had our opportunites but did not capitalise on them. We have no excuses. We did not do well enough on the day.”
ACWS OVERALL STANDINGS 2011-12 SEASON
Place Team Match Points Fleet Points TOTAL POINTS
1 Oracle 4 (Spithill) 47 55 102
2 Emirates Team N Z 41 52 93
3 Artemis Racing 50 32 82
4 Energy Team 38 36 74
5 Orqcle 5 (Coutts) 39 29 68
6 Team Korea 33 33 66
7 Luna Rossa Piranha 26 26 52
8T Luna Rossa Swordfish 15 16 31
8T China Team 15 16 31
The Luna Rossa Team did not compete in the first three regattas and China Team did not compete at Newport.