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Emirates Team New Zealand coasting to victory

Emirates Team New Zealand won the start of Race 7, setting up to windward of Oracle Team USA, the Kiwis crossed onto the racecourse on their foils and led Oracle by 2 seconds at the reach mark. From then they pulled away, stretching their lead to 56 seconds at the windward gate with little more than 4 nautical miles remaining to the finish. ETNZ won Race 7 by 1:06. The Kiwis crossed the start line at speed and riding their hydrofoils and never looked back in a wire-to-wire win.

ETNZ Take Race 7 to go 6 - 1 upClick image for a larger image

34th America’s Cup Standings (first to 9 points wins)
Emirates Team New Zealand – 6
ORACLE TEAM USA – 0

Race 7 Performance Data
Course: 5 Legs/10.14 nautical miles
Elapsed Time: ETNZ – 24:48, OTUSA – 25:54
Delta: ETNZ +1:06
Total distance sailed: ETNZ – 11.6 NM, OTUSA – 12.0 NM
Average Speed: ETNZ – 28.32 knots (32 mph), OTUSA – 27.86 knots (32 mph)
Top Speed: ETNZ – 44.73 knots (51 mph), OTUSA – 41.00 knots (47 mph)
Windspeed: Average – 16.3 knots, Peak – 17.8 knots


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12 September 2013 22:50 GMT


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