Sunday, 28 February 2016

#BringTheCupHome... Oman... Hell yes...

...first day highlights just watched and a good start, a 3rd, and then back to back wins... dominant!


....and the news has just come through that they also did well today despite the racing looking to be much closer

From the BAR web newsletter...

"The first race the team had a clean start but rounded first reach in sixth place, they fought their way through the pack to take second. The next race, the British team were one of three boats over the line, meaning another tough fight back, this time grabbing fourth in the final metres of the race.
The final double point race saw the team jump the start again, and this time the team were just able to claw their way back to third, right behind the America's Cup holders, Oracle Team USA (OTUSA) who were overtaken by Groupama Team France. It was enough to take the event by just two points from OTUSA, with Emirates Team New Zealand another four points back in third."

...superb. Well done, the boys!

Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series Oman – Final Leaderboard 

  1. Land Rover BAR - 8, 10, 10, 18, 14, 16 - 76 points 
  2. ORACLE TEAM USA - 9, 6, 9, 12, 20, 18 - 74 points 
  3. Emirates Team New Zealand - 10, 7, 5, 20, 16, 12 - 70 points 
  4. Groupama Team France - 5, 8, 7, 10, 18, 20 - 68 points 
  5. SoftBank Team Japan - 6, 9, 6, 16, 10, 14 - 61 points 
  6. Artemis Racing - 7, 5, 8, 14, 12, 10 - 56 points 

Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series Overall Leaderboard:

  1. Emirates Team New Zealand 192 
  2. ORACLE TEAM USA 186 
  3. Land Rover BAR 185 
  4. SoftBank Team Japan 161 
  5. Artemis Racing 161
  6. Groupama Team France 150

2 comments:

  1. Well done the Brits - good to see them back into Americas Cup racing!

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    1. It was excellent racing - certainly on the first day almost old school as there wasn't enough wind to get them up on to the foils... that screen shot is interesting - you can see they had crew lying on the leeward hull, right forward - guessing for trim... The Kiwi's didn't let you down, they had a couple of unlucky races day 1, but they did OK on day 2 (when it was double points), in fact UK and NZ got equal points day 2..

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