America’s Cup World Series : Match Racing semifinals set; fleet racing continues in San Francisco
Saturday, 06 October 2012
The third day of racing at America’s Cup World Series San Francisco featured the completion of the quarterfinal round of the match racing championship and races three and four of the fleet racing championship.
In the match racing, ORACLE TEAM USA SPITHILL (Jimmy Spithill) defeated J.P. Morgan BAR (Ben Ainslie) and Artemis Racing – Red (Nathan Outteridge) beat ORACLE TEAM USA COUTTS (Russell Coutts).
Both matches featured penalties in the pre-start that favored the ORACLE TEAM USA crews. But while Spithill was able to convert the win, Coutts lost his match when he rounded the wrong mark before heading to the finish line.
In tomorrow’s semifinal round, Spithill will race Artemis Racing – White (Terry Hutchinson) and Outteridge will take on Emirates Team New Zealand (Dean Barker).
After the two match races all 11 boats sailed the two fleet races and Ainslie put a stranglehold on that championship. The five-time Olympic medalist posted a 1-2 to his scoreline and leads with 43 points. Second is held by Hutchinson, who scored a 2-1 and has 34 points, and third by Outteridge, who scored a pair of fourths and has 32 points.
AC World Series San Francisco Fleet Racing Championship (After 4 of 7 races)
1. J.P. Morgan BAR (Ben Ainslie) 1-3-1-2 – 43 points
2. Artemis Racing – White (Terry Hutchinson) 10-2-2-1 – 34
3. Artemis Racing – Red (Nathan Outteridge) 4-4-4-4 – 32
4. ORACLE TEAM USA SPITHILL (Jimmy Spithill) 8-1-6-5 – 29
5. Emirates Team New Zealand (Dean Barker) 2-8-5-6 – 27
6. Energy Team (Loick Peyron) 6-7-7-3 – 25
7. ORACLE TEAM USA COUTTS (Russell Coutts) 3-5-8-7 – 25
8. Luna Rossa Piranha (Chris Draper) 9-6-3-10 – 20
9. Team Korea (Peter Burling) 5-9-10-8 – 16
10. China Team (Phil Robertson) 7-10-11-9 – 11
11. Luna Rossa Swordfish (Iker Martinez) 11-11-9-11 – 6
Match Racing Standings (5th – 11th)
5. ORACLE TEAM USA COUTTS, 6. Energy Team, 7. J.P. Morgan BAR, 8. Team Korea, 9. China Team, 10. Luna Rossa Piranha, 11. Luna Rossa Swordfish
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Last Updated ( Saturday, 06 October 2012 )