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Tension mounts for Cup's biggest culling as Louis Vuitton Cup challengers continue form from yesterday

Friday November 15th 2002, Author: Andy Nicholson, Location: Australasia
Louis Vuitton Cup, Quarter Finals, Day Three

Overview: All of yesterday’s winners duplicated their results today, despite some close racing. The results mean the French Le Défi team is one loss away from being eliminated from the Louis Vuitton Cup.

Both Alinghi and Oracle BMW Racing can win their series and advance directly to the semi-finals with one more win.

Team Dennis Conner and GBR Challenge are in the closest series, with the Americans up 2-1, but the races themselves have been very lopsided for the past two days, with the Stars & Stripes crew shrugging off a first match loss to turn in two dominating performances.

The conditions were favourable for racing again, with southwesterlies of 13-18 knots on the Hauraki Gulf.
Double Chance - Winner Into Semis, Loser into QF Repechage
Best of 7 Alinghi Prada Oracle OneWorld
Score 3 0 3 0
Race 1 Delta 1.18 0.12
Race 2 Delta 0.08 0.17
Race 3 Delta 0.08 0.19
Race 4 Delta
Race 5 Delta
Race 6 Delta
Race 7 Delta
Single Chance - Winner Into SF Repechage, Loser Eliminated
Best of 7 Victory Le Defi GBR TDC
Score 3 0 1 2
Race 1 Delta 2.03 1.00
Race 2 Delta 1.10 1.17
Race 3 Delta 1.12 2.10
Race 4 Delta
Race 5 Delta
Race 6 Delta
Race 7 Delta
Race reports and photos:
Page 2: GBR vs TDC
Page 3: Prada vs Alinghi
Page 4: Oracle vs OneWorld
Page 5: Victory vs Le Defi

Below, Sir Ranulph Fiennes visits GBR Challenge base camp, before heading off to South Island and competing in the 400 mile adventure race The Southern Traverse.

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