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17 July 2013, 01:09 pm
Luna Rossa Impresses In Light Winds In San Francisco
Luna Rossa Challenge
Luna Rossa Challenge impressive

Louis Vuitton Cup - 34th America's Cup Challenger Series
San Francisco, USA

The Louis Vuitton Cup, 34th America's Cup Challenger Series is well underway in San Francisco. Luna Rossa Challenge and Emirates Team New Zealand have shown some impressive sailing whilst Artemis Racing continues their battle to join the racing.
Sailing in the lightest winds yet of the Louis Vuitton Cup, the America's Cup Challenger Series, Italy's Luna Rossa Challenge showed some legs in scoring its second point of the series on Tuesday.

The southwesterly wind peaked at only 13 knots, and skipper Max Sirena's crew completed the five-leg, 9.21-nautical-mile course in 43 minutes, 6 seconds at an average speed of 17.66 knots. Their top speed of 26.37 knots came on the first downwind leg, with the wind blowing 8 to 10 knots.

Luna Rossa Challenge races again on Sunday versus Emirates Team New Zealand, and Sirena said, "We will try to sail as much as possible, hopefully tomorrow [Wednesday] is windy day. We want to be in better conditions for the race Sunday against the Kiwis."

Emirates Team New Zealand have so far sailed four races and have four points on the scoreboard.

Thursday, July 18, Artemis Racing vs. Emirates Team New Zealand
Saturday, July 20, Luna Rossa Challenge vs. Artemis Racing
Sunday, July 21, Emirates Team New Zealand vs. Luna Rossa Challenge
Tuesday, July 23, Luna Rossa Challenge vs. Emirates Team New Zealand

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