8 May 2007

Team New Zealand scores key win

10:37 am on 8 May 2007

Team New Zealand has strengthened it's position in second place on the America's Cup challenger series table after beating the Italian Luna Rosa team by 36 seconds.

Off Valencia Team New Zealand skipper, Dean Barker, won the start and after 33 tacks rounded the first mark 17 seconds ahead.

NZL 92 has 34 points, second on the leaderboard behind BMW Oracle on 35, with Luna Rossa is third on 31 points and Desafio Espanol fourth on 29.

Oracle beat Mascalzone Latino by almost a minute.

Tomorrow Team New Zealand meet Victory Challenge of Sweden.