7 Jun 2010

Comeback drama as Team NZ take Sardinia regatta

6:51 am on 7 June 2010

Team New Zealand's won the latest Louis Vuitton Trophy regatta in Sardinia, coming back from two races down and on match point to beat Russia's Synergy 3-2.

Dean Barker and crew looked beaten at 2-0 down after the day's first race, won by a minute and 22 seconds by the Russians.

But they rallied impressively to win the last three in the New Zealand boat that took out the Auckland regatta in February, with winning margins of a minute five and a minute 23 sandwiched by a dramatic four second victory in the penultimate race.