Race Results from Race 1, Round Robin 1

Stars and Stripes and Oracle/BMW Racing Win Close Races

October 1, 2002

The first races of the Louis Vuitton Cup have taken place and there were few surprises. Alinghi cruised to an easy win over a slow Le Defi Areva, as did OneWorld over Mascalzone Latino.
Prada made their race with Oracle/BMW Racing a tad more exciting, but the Louis Vuitton Cup defenders lost. A smooth Stars & Stripes beat Team GBR by 20 seconds, but had a hard time stretching their lead.

Alinghi defeats Le Defi Areva by 4m:48s
Oracle/BMW racing defeats Prada by 42s.
OneWorld defeats Mascalzone Latino by 5m:43s.
Stars & Stripes defeats Team GBR by 20s.

The matchups for Oct. 2 are as follows:
Match 1 – Stars & Stripes (USA 66) – Luna Rossa (ITA 74)
Match 2 – OneWorld (USA 67) – Alinghi (SUI 64)
Match 3 – Oracle BMW Racing (USA 76) – Mascalzone Latino (ITA 72)
Match 4 – Orn (SWE 63) – Le Defi (FRA 69)
Off – Wight Lightning (GBR 70)


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