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All things must pass

As expected Emirates Team New Zealand won the 30th anniversary Louis Vuitton Cup on a fog-shrouded San Francisco Bay with a 3:20 victory over Italy’s Luna Rossa Challenge in the eighth and deciding race. The Kiwis, who beat Luna Rossa in the previous Louis Vuitton Cup in 2007, won the series 7-1.The victory makes ETNZ the official challenger to Oracle Team USA for the 34th America’s Cup beginning 7 September. It’s the fifth time in the past six America’s Cup Matches that the Kiwis will be a contestant in the match.

Emirates Team New Zealand led by 16 seconds at Mark 1, 1:31 at Mark 2, 2:58 at Mark 3, and 3:18 at Mark 4.

Race 8 Performance Data
Course: 5 Legs/10.26 nautical miles
Elapsed Time: ETNZ – 33:49, LR – 37:09
Delta: ETNZ +3:20
Total distance sailed: ETNZ – 11.9 NM , LR – 12.3 NM
Average Speed: ETNZ – 21.27 knots (24 mph), LR – 20.04 knots (23 mph)
Top Speed: ETNZ – 41.19 knots (47 mph), LR – 38.73 knots (44 mph)