3 Feb 2009

Big names set to advance in Am Cup racing

6:46 pm on 3 February 2009

The big names have risen to the top as the Louis Vuitton sailing regatta ends its first round in Auckland today, after which the fleet splits into a top and bottom-ranked group.

Team New Zealand and Team Origin of Britain lead the two pools in round one and only a major mishap today will change that.

BMW Oracle, Luna Rossa, Alinghi and Damiani Italia are set to progress to the Gold Fleet group for Round Robin Two...only one of the remaining four have a chance to make it to the Challenger semi-finals.

Team New Zealand meets the French K-Challenge today.