Americascup: Alinghi and Emirates Team New Zealand lead at the top

A couple of fierce battles ensured there was plenty of action on the first weekend of Louis Vuitton Act 12 on the waters off Valencia. Two close matches between unbeaten teams trimmed the top of the leaderboard and provided spectacular racing for the large spectator fleet. Alinghi and Emirates Team New Zealand remain unbeaten while BMW ORACLE Racing and Luna Rossa were losers for the first time today.

It was a great day on the waters off Valencia with fresh 10 to 14 knot sea breezes powering the boats around the race courses. Plenty of sunshine and warm temperatures provided the ingredients for a fantastic afternoon on the water.