Te Rehutai (Sea Breeze) of the Emirates team led by Peter Burling has been declared the winner of the 2020 World Series in Auckland (New Zealand).
The New Zealand team had a great day, winning the first race of the day Patriot 1’16 “of American American Magic Round-off with the final victory against the Italian team under the command of the Australian team James Spiethil and the Italian Francesco de Angelis.
It was a difficult day in the race courses as the low intensity of the wind Which started with 9–13 nautical miles (16 to 24 km / h), with the final test dropping to 6-7 nautical miles (10–12 km / h) already causing problems with boats from hundreds of spectators Were born which follow the development of AC75 in water.
Shortly before the start of the day proposed by the director of the route Regata Ian Murray I left the spectator boats in the middle of the race course And security teams had to go out to clear the situation and the first race of the day was delayed by an hour.
The problems with the British INOS team continued this Saturday and they could not finish their two tests against Luna Rossa and American Magic and everything was decided between the other three contenders.
In my first confrontation of the day, Team New Zealand sought to avenge their loss on Thursday against American Magic. The Americans, with New Zealander Dean Barker as their captain, advanced initially and took a 12-second lead at the first mark, but Burling cut it to just 3 at the end of the second leg.
When did everything decide The Patriot made a serious mistake in the third leg and put New Zealand ahead in 54 seconds. And this Te Rehutai’s excellent mobility did not prevail in the three sections Win by a final margin of 1 minute and 19 seconds.
The final Test was once again decisive: if New Zealand won they won the World Series and if red Moon The table will have a triple tie.
Luna Rossa, his captain, in a great departure from Australian James Spiethil, took Te Rehutai aside and the Italians were over 200 meters and 32 seconds ahead at the end of the first leg. In addition to this, An error from Team New Zealand left him nailed On the way to the next aunt And the Italian margin of profit was increased to 800 meters.
Shortly afterwards, Luna Rossa is also trapped in a well without air and everything remains pending as to who was going to fly first. that Te Rehutai did it first, doubling his speed on Luna Rossa, 24 to 12 nautical miles respectively. The route was shortened and the Italians kept the pressure on New zealand.
The ending was impressive, with Minimum difference but Team New Zealander did not lose their advantage and won by 16 seconds.
“When we were very nervous The wind fell to 6 knots (10 km / h) and we could not use the foil“” But Team New Zealand flight controller, Blair Tuke, said, “But it was an extreme day of racing,” he concluded.
Auckland World Series 2020 odds
– Saturday, December 19
Third and last day
Luna Rossa Prada (ITA) -INEOS Team UK (GBR) 1-0 (DNF)
Team New Zealand (NZL) -American Magic (EE.UU.) 1-0 (1’19 “)
INEOS Team UK (GBR) -American Magic (EE.UU.) 0-1 (DNF)
Luna Rossa Prada (ITA) – Team New Zealand (NZL) 0-1 (16)
Final classification (6 races participated)
.1. Emirates Team New Zealand, 5 puntos;
.2. American Magic, ४
.3. Luna Rossa Prada, 3
4. UNOS UK, 0.
Christmas Prada Cup
Sunday 20 December
Primera: 4 INEOS Team UK (GBR) -1 Emirates Team New Zealand
Segunda: 3 Luna Rossa Prada (ITA) -2 American Magic (EE.UU.)
Winner of the semi-finals.