YACHTING

Second overall for the season

Monday 2 July 2012, 1:31PM
By Emirates Team New Zealand
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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.