America’s Cup, battle between Luna Rossa and New Zealand: it’s 2-2

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Luna Rossa and New Zealand on 2-2 in the America’s Cup final after the third and fourth regatta of the challenge underway in Auckland. The Italian boat wins race 3 but then makes a mistake and is defeated by the kiwis in race 4.

“In the first regatta in the pre-start phases, Luna Rossa manages to control the opponent well and take to windward, run fast and cross the line on starboard tack with perfect timing. The Italian boat accompanies the kiwis on the left boundary of the field and then veers going to protect the right. From this moment it is a regatta managed with great control, without ever letting go of the opponent, except on a couple of occasions, never dangerous. The advantage increases at each gate, with 10 seconds to the first , then 13, 27, 22, 38, to close with 37 seconds “, reads the official website of Luna Rossa.

“In the second regatta Luna Rossa tries to repeat the pattern of the first start, but the New Zealand boat has an extra boost of speed that allows it to stretch a few meters and gain the advantage it maintains and increases for all six sides of the course, winning the race by 1:03 minutes “, they underline.

“The second day also ends with a tie, with a score of 2 to 2”, they conclude by adding: “Tomorrow two more races are scheduled, which after lowering the covid 19 alert to level 1, will allow the Race Director to also use the regatta fields closest to the coast “.

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