Emirates Team New Zealand dominated Luna Rossa to win Louis Vuitton Cup 7-1
Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ) closed out the Louis Vuitton Cup on Sunday 25 August with another convincing win over Luna Rossa. They will now face Oracle Team USA in the America’s Cup Match beginning 7 September. Two races per day are planned with the first to win nine races taking the prize.
This is the third time New Zealand has won the Louis Vuitton Cup – they won in San Diego in 1995 with Artemis Racing’s Craig Monk in their crew, and in Valencia in 2007. In 1995 Team New Zealand went on win the America’s Cup, defeating Dennis Connor’s San Diego Yacht Club defender, “Stars and Stripes,” 5-0. In 2007 ETNZ lost to Swiss defender “Alinghi” in the America’s Cup Match 2-5.