Louis Vuitton Cup, Luna Rossa is on match point in the semifinals
Today, the Italian team sailed to the fullest race Artemis Racing and now leads 3-0 in the semifinals of the Challenger Series America's Cup. Luna Rossa just need a win to qualify for the final of the Louis Vuitton Cup and a match with Emirates Team New Zealand. Luna Rossa skipper Chris Draper took the measure of his Artemis Racing counterpart Nathan Outteridge in the pre-start. Draper used his starboard tack advantage to take a position in the vicinity of Lee Outteridge and speed turn him down with violence in a maneuver to separation. Draper clearly won the start, past the race track 9 seconds ahead of Artemis Racing. Luna Rossa led by 11 seconds at the first mark the area and then steadily increased his lead at the 15:53-nautical-mile course in 1 minute, 18 seconds ahead. "Today Chris was a good start. Really showed what he is capable of this," Sirena said. "After the start, we drove probably our best race on the water as a team, which is good because it will be difficult tomorrow. Aretmis racing faster and faster every day and it is not finished yet. We need to stay focused and tomorrow run. So impressive was Luna Rossa, Artemis Racing has also raised his game. Within a day, the Italians, the team found a way to reduce its deficit in 1 minute. But the Swedish team is simply not much time to understand the intricacies of the race with the AC72. "We raised our game a lot today, but bad news for Artemis Racing was like Luna Rossa. They sailed very well from start to finish," said Artemis Racing skipper Iain Percy. "Now is the sudden death of tomorrow, and we love it, we look forward to that pressure." Artemis Racing went today with a new drift in the port hull. Percy said the board with new winglets on the rudder coupled helped to defeat the team. "The winglets to give it a little more lift when the rudder seem to be developed in the harsh taunts and jeers seem a little more tear sheets simply said Percy. Luna Rossa took some fantastic jokes today and in constant search through maneuvers without shell into the water. Over water the Italian team will be with one wing. He hoped that the two wings of the stage tonight for potential racing series crimp tomorrow. "I'm really proud of how we sailed today. Way we want to do," Draper said Luna Rossa. "I think Artemis Racing much improved. We know Artemis Racing will continue to improve, there is too much talent in this camp, but we drove a good race and I'm proud of it."