Race Results from Race 1, Round Robin 1

Stars and Stripes and Oracle/BMW Racing Win Close Races

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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)