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The wind betrays Luna Rossa, New Zealand flies to 5 to 3

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America’s Cup

The New Zealand boat wins regatta number 7, in the second the Italians with an advantage of up to 2.5 km run into a wind shift and stop

by Marco Bellinazzo

Luna Rossa: from the land, to the sea, by air

The New Zealand boat wins regatta number 7, in the second the Italians with an advantage of up to 2.5 km run into a wind shift and stop

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Great bitterness and tears in the Auckland bay for the Luna Rossa crew who saw the Kiwis go away capable of winning the first regatta of the day with the first overtaking of the series after starting behind and recovering in the second over 2.5 km of disadvantage due to a crazy wind shift that caused the Prada-Pirelli boat to be planted in the water.

On Tuesday 16, from 4 in the morning, races number 9 and 10 could award the America’s Cup, should Emirates Team New Zealand win them, reaching 7 out of the 13 total planned.

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The second regatta

Let’s start with the second challenge. Luna Rossa, winning the start, takes the lead and at the beginning keeps New Zealand at a distance. The New Zealand boat in the stern recovers up to twenty meters from the Italians but runs into a wind shift, falls from the foils (the kind of wings that make these ocean jets fly) and crashes.

At that point Luna Rossa launches smoothly and accumulates 2.5 km of advantage, that is to say about 4 minutes.

At the end of the second windward, however, it is the Prada-Pirelli partnership that is betrayed by a wind shift and falls from the foils. James Spithill and Francesco Bruni try for a long time to rise again in flight, they are also sanctioned with a double penalty for having crossed the boundary, but any attempt to find a breath of wind is in vain.

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