The Bora, a typical East-North-Easterly wind originating from the high Adriatic coasts, promptly reached Venice today. The strong gusts of wind took a toll on the racing schedule of this second and last day of the Trofeo Arzanà Città di Venezia.
After an initial postponement, broadcasted by the Race Committee, the AC45 catamarans docked out at 15.30 from their Arsenale moorings and moved out onto the race course inside the breakwaters.
Due to the cancellation of the two fleet races of today, Luna Rossa Challenge 2013 achieves first (Luna Rossa Piranha) and second (Luna Rossa Swordfish) place thanks to the results obtained in yesterday’s races.
Oracle Team USA Spithill took the lead at the start, followed by Artemis Racing and Emirates Team New Zealand, whereas the two Luna Rossa Challenge 2013 AC45 catamarans were slightly delayed at the start. Along the course, after the Island of Sant’ Elena, thanks to good tactic calls, Luna Rossa Piranha and Luna Rossa Swordfish gained on their opponents and were able to move to the front of the fleet. In spite of a penalty the crew with Chris Draper – Francesco Bruni – Nick Hutton – Pierluigi de Felice and Dave Carr closed the race in second place behind Artemis Racing. Luna Rossa Swordfish came in third.
On Tuesday May 15th the first official training races of this second America’s Cup World Series 2012 event will take place. The regattas valid for the ACWS circuit will start off on Thursday May 17 (Lido race course) and will continue on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Bacino San Marco race course).
General Ranking – Long Distance Race
1. Artemis Racing
2. Luna Rossa Piranha
3. Luna Rossa Swordfish
4. ORACLE TEAM USA Spithill
5. Emirates Team New Zealand
6. Energy Team
7. China Team
8. ORACLE TEAM USA Bundock
9. Team Korea
General Ranking – Fleet Race
1. Luna Rossa Piranha, 27 pt.
2. Luna Rossa Swordfish, 21 pt.
3. Energy Team, 20 pt.
4. ORACLE TEAM USA Spithill, 19 pt.
5. Artemis Racing, 16 pt.
6. China Team, 12 pt.
7. Team Korea, 11 pt.
8. Emirates Team New Zealand, 0 pt.
9. ORACLE TEAM USA Bundock, 0 pt.
The 34th America´s Cup consists of three main stages – the America´s Cup World Series, the Louis Vuitton Cup and the America´s Cup Finals. Each AC World Series regatta will be a combination of practice and championship racing, with additional practice sailing on-site ahead of each event.
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