Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice Côte d’Azur

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Louis Vuitton Trophy
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Nice Côte d’Azur
Date 7–22 November 2009
Winner Italy Azzurra
Location Nice

The Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice Côte d’Azur was the first in a series of regattas that compete for the Louis Vuitton Trophy. The regatta was held in Nice between 7 and 22 November 2009. 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 Nice event was hosted by ALL4ONE Challenge and Club Nautique de Nice.

The Yachts[edit]

For the event Mascalzone Latino provided ITA-90 and ITA-99 while All4One and Team Origin loaned FRA-93 and GBR-75 respectively.[1][2]

Teams[edit]

Eight teams participated in the Nice event. Despite loaning two boats to the event, Mascalzone Latino did not participate.

Ranking Country Team Club Skipper Notes
1  Italy Azzurra Yacht Club Costa Smeralda Francesco Bruni, Tommaso Chieffi
2  New Zealand Team New Zealand Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron Dean Barker
3  Russia Synergy Russian Sailing Team Karol Jablonski
4  United Kingdom Team Origin Royal Thames Yacht Club Ben Ainslie
5  France/ Germany ALL4ONE Challenge Cercle de la Voile de Paris/Kieler Yacht-Club Sébastien Col, Jochen Schümann Host
6  United States BMW Oracle Racing Golden Gate Yacht Club Gavin Brady, Hamish Pepper
7  Sweden Team Artemis Royal Swedish Yacht Club Paul Cayard
8  France TFS - Pages Jaunes Bertrand Pacé

The Races[edit]

Round Robin One[edit]

7 November - 14 November
Up to four flights per day were scheduled through the conclusion of the round robin and lasted no longer than one hour in duration. The first three days were characterised by light winds and only two races were completed each day. However on day four the race organisers completed four full flights (eight races) to get the regatta back on schedule.

Team Name Races W L
New Zealand Team New Zealand 7 6 1
Italy Azzurra 7 6 1
United Kingdom Team Origin 7 5 1
Sweden Team Artemis 7 3 4
Russia Synergy Russian Sailing 7 3 4
United States BMW Oracle Racing 7 3 4
FranceGermany ALL4ONE Challenge 7 2 5
France TFS - Pages Jaunes 7 0 7
TNZ BOR ART A4O TFS SYN AZZ ORG Total
TNZ 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 6
BOR 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 3
ART 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
A4O R 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
TFS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SYN 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 3
AZZ 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 6
ORG 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 5

A = Abandoned, P = Postponed, R = Retired

Round Robin Two[edit]

14 November-18 November
Stage 2 was a half round robin where the top four teams raced the bottom four teams. As the half round robin was not completed, teams received half points for matches sailed twice.

Team Name Races W L RR1 Total Points
New Zealand Team New Zealand 3 3 0 6 9 6
Russia Synergy Russian Sailing 3 3 0 3 6 4.5
Italy Azzurra 4 1 3 6 7 4.5
United Kingdom Team Origin 4 3 1 5 8 4.5
United States BMW Oracle Racing 4 1 3 3 4 3
Sweden Team Artemis 4 2 2 3 5 3
FranceGermany ALL4ONE Challenge 4 1 3 2 3 2
France TFS - Pages Jaunes 4 1 3 0 1 0.5
SYN BOR A4O TFS Total
TNZ 1 1 1 A 3
AZZ 0 1 0 0 1
ORG 0 1 1 1 3
ART 0 0 1 1 2
TNZ AZZ ORG ART Total
SYN A 1 1 1 3
BOR 0 0 0 1 1
A4O 0 1 0 0 1
TFS 0 1 0 0 1

A = Abandoned, P = Postponed, R = Retired

Knock-Out Series[edit]

19 November-22 November
Stage 3 is the knockout semifinals and final.

Ranking Phase[edit]

Teams in the bottom half of the Round Robin will sail off for places 5-8.

  Semifinals     Final
                 
  1  BMW Oracle Racing 1  
  4  TFS - Pages Jaunes 0    
         BMW Oracle Racing 0
         ALL4ONE Challenge 1
  2  Team Artemis 0    
  3  ALL4ONE Challenge 1   Third place
 
   TFS - Pages Jaunes 0
     Team Artemis 1

Finals[edit]

As Team New Zealand won the Round Robin, they got to choose their Semi Final opponents from the top four. The first to score two wins will win each series.

  Semifinals     Final
                 
  1  Team New Zealand 1*  
  4  Synergy 0*    
         Team New Zealand 0
         Azzurra 2
  2  Azzurra 2    
  3  Team Origin 1   Third place
 
   Synergy 1
     Team Origin 0

*Team New Zealand were penalised a point and Synergy was penalised half a point for failing to avoid a collision. Synergy were then further penalised half a point for not doing everything to keep clear in the same incident.[3]

2009 Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice
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Junior Series[edit]

During the regatta forty junior French sailors competed in Open Bic boats. The winner received an Open Bic boat and a chance to be 18th man during the Trophy finals.[4]

References[edit]

External links[edit]


Preceded by
Inaugural Event
First Louis Vuitton Trophy Regatta
7–22 November 2009
Succeeded by
Auckland