26 Nov 2010

Team NZ third in fleet racing

2:03 pm on 26 November 2010

Italy's Mascalzone Latino won a day of fleet racing ahead of the semi-finals of the Louis Vuitton Trophy yachting regatta off Dubai.

Team New Zealand raced wearing black arm bands and with their ensign at half mast in a sombre reminder of the Pike River coal mine explosion in New Zealand that claimed 29 lives.

The team is planning a brief on-water ceremony tonight to pay their respects to the lost miners.

Team New Zealand finished third.

In the matchracing semi-finals on Saturday, Team New Zealand is up against Mascalzone Latino and BMW Oracle will race All4One.