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Emirates Team New Zealand Wins Port Cites Challenge

November 14, 2011


Chula Vista is the Fastest City!

Ideal racing conditions returned to San Diego on Sunday, with 6-10 knot westerlies and bright sunny skies. Crowds poured into the America’s Cup Village to watch the racing which at time brought the boats just a few yards from the viewing points along Broadway and Navy Piers.

Emirates Team New Zealand may have been the last crew to arrive in town on Friday and skipper Dean Barker had never sailed in San Diego ahead of Saturday’s first race,. But his team didn’t miss a beat, winning the Port Cities Challenge on this opening, preliminary weekend of the America’s Cup World Series.

On Saturday, China Team won a race for the first time at AC World Series, and on Sunday it was the turn of the French teams. First it was Aleph with new skipper Pierre Pennec at the helm, who took a win in race four. But not to be outdone, Energy Team sailed a flawless race six with skipper Yann Guichard to claim their first win.   Read more about the Port Cities Challenge.

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Results  http://www.americascup.com/en/Results/

Video from Sunday, Nov. 13th

Video from Saturday, Nov. 12th








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