24 May 2007

Team New Zealand clinch final spot

10:10 am on 24 May 2007

Team New Zealand powered their way through the toughest conditions of the regatta so far to beat Desafio Espanol in the 7th race of the America's Cup challenger semi-finals and qualify for the Louis Vuitton Cup final.

NZL92 smashed its way through choppy waves and strong winds to win by a minute and 18 seconds and take the series 5-2.

The Kiwis will now take on Italy's Luna Rossa for the LV Cup starting late next week.