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Thursday, March 18, 2010   (Image © Paul Todd)
After a postponement due to lack of wind, the second elimination round was sailed at the Louis Vuitton Trophy in Auckland, New Zealand. Conditions forced the race management to replace the best-of-three format with a knockout system. 'Artemis' skippered by Paul Cayard USA eliminated 'Team Origin' with Ben Ainslie GBR, which was a fitting end for the Brits after a rather disappointing performance here. In the second match of the day, 'Azzurra' with Francisco Bruni ITA at the helm, took care of 'All4One' with Sébastien Col FRA and Jochen Schümann GER, who dug themselves into a deep hole with a penalty.
The pairings for tomorrow's semifinals are 'Team New Zealand' vs 'Azzurra' and 'Mascalzone Latino' vs 'Artemis'. The event-website with photos and the videos of the day.

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