Team NZ bounce back from capsize
Sat, 30 Jun 2012 2:20p.m.
Barely 24 hours after capsizing in the first day of quarter-final racing, Team New Zealand bounced back to finish second in fleet racing early on Saturday (NZT) in the America's Cup world series regatta at Rhode Island.
Dean Barker, Glenn Ashby, Ray Davies, Jeremy Lomas and Derek Saward led from the start and around the first mark, with Oracle 4 and Artemis Racing in hot pursuit.
Leading into leg four, the starboard dagger board lifting post broke away at the first top mark. Team New Zealand's crew rigged a temporary repair as Oracle briefly hit the front before the Kiwis fought back to regain the lead.
The Barker-skipped Team New Zealand maintained the lead to the last mark, although James Spithill's Oracle was never far behind.
The Australian then timed his run to the line perfectly, easing past for a 7sec win.
With two wins from as many starts, Oracle leads the fleet with 20 points with three more races in hand. Artemis Racing is second on 15, with Team New Zealand lying third just one point astray.
Energy Team and the Russell Coutts-skipped Oracle are tied on 13 points.
The Rhode Island regatta off Newport is the final in the America's Cup world series.
Spithill's Oracle Racing lead the overall competition with 84 points, four ahead of New Zealand, with Artemis Racing third on 71.
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