Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai

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Louis Vuitton Trophy
Dubai
Date 14–27 November 2010
Winner New Zealand Team New Zealand
Location Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai was the fourth in a scheduled series of regattas that compete for the Louis Vuitton Trophy. The regatta occurred in Dubai between 14–27 November 2010.[1] The Louis Vuitton Trophy format uses existing International America's Cup Class yachts loaned to the regatta by various America's Cup racing syndicates, keeping costs relatively low for the competing teams.

The Louis Vuitton Trophy was organised after the success of the Louis Vuitton Pacific Series and the continued legal battle surrounding the America's Cup yachting competition at the time. Because of the long delays from the legal action, and the fact that the 2010 America's Cup became a Deed of Gift match without a defender or challenger selection series, the Louis Vuitton Trophy series was established as a competition for other America's Cup racing syndicates.

The Dubai event was hosted by Dubai International Marine Club and sponsored by Emirates airlines.

The Yachts[edit]

The event used four International America's Cup Class yachts loaned specifically for the event. For Dubai, the boats were supplied by Team New Zealand (NZL-84 & NZL-92) and BMW Oracle Racing (USA-87 & USA-98).[2]

Teams[edit]

Six teams participated in the Nice event, down from the eight teams that appeared in the earlier Nice Côte d’Azur and Auckland Louis Vuitton Trophy regattas, and the ten teams that competed in La Maddalena.

Ranking Country Team Club Skipper
1  New Zealand Team New Zealand Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron
2  United States BMW Oracle Racing Golden Gate Yacht Club
3  Italy Mascalzone Latino Club Nautico di Roma
4  France/ Germany ALL4ONE Challenge Cercle de la Voile de Paris/Kieler Yacht-Club
5  Russia Synergy Russian Sailing Team
6  Sweden Team Artemis Royal Swedish Yacht Club

The Races[edit]

Round Robin 1[edit]

14-18 November
Each team sailed each other team twice. One point was awarded for a win.[3]

Team Name Races W L Pts
United States BMW Oracle Racing 10 9 1 9
Sweden Team Artemis 10 5 5 5
New Zealand Team New Zealand 10 5 5 4.5*
Russia Synergy Russian Sailing 10 4 6 4
FranceGermany ALL4ONE Challenge 10 4 7 4
Italy Mascalzone Latino 10 3 7 2*
A4O ART BOR TNZ MAS SYN Points
A4O 1 0 0 2 1 4
ART 1 0 2 1 1 5
BOR 2 2 1 2 2 9
TNZ 2 0 1 1* 1 4.5*
MAS 0 1 0 1* 1 2*
SYN 1 1 0 1 1 4

* = Point(s) deducted by umpries, A = Abandoned, P = Postponed, R = Retired

Round Robin 2[edit]

21-23 November
Each team sailed each other team once. Two points were awarded for a win.[3]

Team Name Races W L RR1 Pts
United States BMW Oracle Racing 5 4 1 9 17
New Zealand Team New Zealand 5 4 1 4.5* 12.5*
Italy Mascalzone Latino 5 3 2 2* 8*
FranceGermany ALL4ONE Challenge 5 2 3 4 8
Russia Synergy Russian Sailing 5 2 3 4 6*
Sweden Team Artemis 5 0 5 5 5
A4O ART BOR TNZ MAS SYN Points
A4O 1 1 0 0 0 4
ART 0 0 0 0 0 0
BOR 0 2 2 2 2 8
TNZ 2 2 0 2 2 8
MAS 2 2 0 0 2 6
SYN 2 2* 0 0 0 2*

* = Point(s) deducted by umpries, A = Abandoned, P = Postponed, R = Retired

Finals[edit]

26-27 November
Two best of three semi finals will be followed by a best of five final. The winner of the round robins will pick there semi final opponent from the top four teams.[3]

Semifinals Finals
           
1 United States BMW Oracle Racing 2
4 FranceGermany ALL4ONE Challenge 0
New Zealand Team New Zealand 2
United States BMW Oracle Racing 0
2 New Zealand Team New Zealand 2
3 Italy Mascalzone Latino 0

Fleet Races[edit]

25 November
Up to three fleet races will be held, with each team sailing in up to two races. These will be a separate event from the match racing Trophy.[3]

Sea Dubai Watersports Festival[edit]

The event will mark the start of the Sea Dubai Watersports Festival under the patronage of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. This festival also includes the Dubai Shamaal World Surf Ski Championship, the Oakley Riot World Wakeboard Tournament, the UAE National Day Watersports Parade, the Mina Mile Swimming Competition, an Open Water Swim and Jet Ski Competition, the Traditional 43 ft Dhow Sailing Championship and finishes on 11 December with the final round of the Powerboat World Championships.[4]

References[edit]

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Preceded by
La Maddalena
Fourth Louis Vuitton Trophy Regatta
13–28 November 2010
Succeeded by
Hong Kong