17 Nov 2009

Team NZ top qualifier off Nice

5:53 am on 17 November 2009

Team New Zealand is the top qualifier for the semi-finals at the Louis Vuitton Trophy being sailed off Nice in the South of France.

Team New Zealand didn't race today and has one match remaining, against Synergy Russian Sailing Team, but Dean Barker's crew has a 9-1 record and cannot lose the top spot.

That match will be tomorrow and afterwards Team New Zealand will select their opponents for the semi-finals.

The other semi-finalists are TeamOrigin of the U.K., Azzurra of Italy and Synergy.