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New Zealand takes Louis Vuitton Trophy
Emirates Team New Zealand staged backtoback victories on Saturday to win the Louis Vuitton Trophy over defending America's Cup champion BMW Oracle Racing.
The final in Dubai marked the last series for America's Cup class boats as sailing moves into the multihull era of 72foot, wingsail catamarans.
The Kiwis, led by skipper Dean Barker, staged a dramatic run in the final minutes of the first race, erasing a near137metre lead by James Spithill's BMW Oracle team.
In the second race in the bestofthree finals, New Zealand closed in when the Americans' spinnaker became stuck in the hatch for several seconds during a hoist in light northwesterly breezes in the Gulf.
The Kiwis crossed the line 320 metres in front.
The race came after the New Zealand team paid tribute to the 29 coal miners killed in an explosion last week at the Pike River Coal mine.
The two raced the Louis Vuitton Cup 2007 final in Valencia, Spain, when New Zealand also came out on top.
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This year's America's Cup had been planned for Ras alKhaimah, a seafaring emirate north of Dubai, but was shifted to Spain after BMW Oracle Racing raised safety concerns about the venue's proximity to the Iranian coastline just 100 kilometres away.
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