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Kiwis on brink of advancing to America's Cup


August 24. 2013 5:38PM
Associated Press

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(AP) Emirates Team New Zealand is just one win away from advancing to the America's Cup match against defending champion Oracle Team USA.


The Kiwis sailed even more swiftly in a strong wind to coast past Italy's Luna Rossa in the Louis Vuitton Cup finals again Saturday, reaching a top speed of 54 mph to win by 1 minute, 58 seconds.


Emirates leads Luna Rossa 6-1 in the best-of-13 challenger series.


Officials pushed back Saturday's first race about 10 minutes waiting for the big bay breezes to calm down. The second race, scheduled to start 30 minutes after the first, also was being threatened by exceeding wind.


The Kiwis are hoping to wrap up a spot in the 34th America's Cup that begins Sept. 7.


Associated Press


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