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ETNZ clinches Louis Vuitton Trophy victory

Emirates Team New Zealand won the Louis Vuitton Trophy La Maddalena Sunday in an action-packed afternoon of match race sailing. Two races down and on match point the New Zealand boat that won the Louis Vuitton Trophy Auckland in February finally prevailed 3-2 against the SYNERGY Russian Sailing Team.

It was the first time in America’s Cup history that a Russian-flagged boat has reached the final of a Louis Vuitton-sponsored event and her mixed Russian and international crew led by Polish skipper Karol Jablonski came very close to clinching the series.

A shifty easterly breeze that built slowly in speed provided excellent conditions on a warm, sunny final day of racing. Because there was no wind early, the petit final for third and fourth places was abandoned and the French/German team All4One was confirmed in third place, with Sweden’s Artemis fourth.

Final, Race Two: SYNERGY Russian Sailing Team def. Emirates Team New Zealand, 01:22
Final, Race Three: Emirates Team New Zealand def. SYNERGY Russian Sailing Team , 01:05
Final, Race Four: Emirates Team New Zealand def. SYNERGY Russian Sailing Team, 00:04

Louis Vuitton - Final Results
1. Emirates Team New Zealand
2. SYNERGY Russian Sailing Team
3. All4One
4. Artemis
5. Mascalzone Latino Audi Team
6. Azzurra
8. Luna Rossa
9. BMW Oracle Racing Team
10. ALEPH Sailing Team
7 June 2010 8:28 GMT


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