10 Feb 2009

Knock out sailing starts today

5:52 am on 10 February 2009

The Louis Vuitton Pacific yachting Series now enters a new stage - the challengers go into a round of knockout races while Team New Zealand starts preparing for the final.

Team New Zealand finished round robin two with 3 losses including a 27 second defeat to BMW Oracle yesterday.

Alinghi won through to the challenger final by virtue of finishing at the top of the gold fleet and they're likely to meet BMW Oracle who look the next best.

Oracle will meet the winner of a sail-off between Luna Rossa and China Team in today's quarterfinal.