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Friday, April 13, 2012

Race 5, ACWS Naples Day Three - Results

Fleet Race Five Report and Results

Energy Team fought off the close attention of Team Korea early on to sail away and win the race in a soft, 5-10 knot north-easterly wind.
Photo: © ACEA 2012/ Photo Gilles Martin-Raget
ORACLE Racing Spithill were patient, chipping away and climbing up to finish in second place, overhauling Luna Rossa Piranha and relegating the Italians to third in the latter stages of the race.

After dominating both races yesterday, Emirates Team New Zealand struggled to recover from a penalty early, trailing the fleet for a long time and only stealing two places towards the finish to record a seventh place - "Every point counts," was the chatter on board as the disappointed Kiwis crossed the line.

Provisional finishing order - Fleet Race Five

1. Energy Team
2. ORACLE Racing Spithill
3. Luna Rossa Piranha
4. ORACLE Racing Bundock
5. Team Koea
6. Artemis Racing
7. Emirates Team New Zealand
8. Luna Rossa Swordfish
9. China Team

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