Italy's Mascalzone Latino won a day of fleet racing ahead of the semi-finals of the Louis Vuitton Trophy yachting regatta off Dubai.
Team New Zealand raced wearing black arm bands and with their ensign at half mast in a sombre reminder of the Pike River coal mine explosion in New Zealand that claimed 29 lives.
The team is planning a brief on-water ceremony tonight to pay their respects to the lost miners.
Team New Zealand finished third.
In the matchracing semi-finals on Saturday, Team New Zealand is up against Mascalzone Latino and BMW Oracle will race All4One.