15 Nov 2010

Team NZ in collision in Dubai

6:08 am on 15 November 2010

Team New Zealand hasn't had a good day at the Louis Vuitton Trophy in Dubai after being involved in a major collision with Mascalzone Latino.

The team is in for a long night of repairs after skipper Dean Barker tried to turn inside the Italian boat and the New Zealanders speared their spinnaker pole through the side of their opponents boat.

After a jury meeting the Italians were docked a point and Team New Zealand lost half a point.

Earlier the New Zealanders were beaten by the Italians by 27 seconds.