Emirates Team New Zealand win their fourth regatta in a row to become 2009 TP52 champions

Immaculate team work, consistently strong tactics and perfect reliability underpinned a comprehensive overall victory for Emirates Team New Zealand who lifted the 2009 Audi MedCup Circuit Trophy today in Cartagena, Murcia, Spain.

Lead by skipper Dean Barker (NZL), the New Zealand team won four of this season’s five regattas culminating in their dominant performance at this Caja Mediterraneo Region of Murcia regatta. With a second place today they won by 13 points over Portugal’s Bigamist 7, while Quantum Racing (USA), the outgoing champions, finished third in the regatta and secured the runners-up on the season standings 78 points behind the Kiwi team.

Caja Mediterraneo Region of Murcia Trophy Overall – Final:

1. Emirates Team New Zealand, NZL, 10 points

2. Bigamist 7, POR, 23

3. Quantum Racing, USA, 27

4. Synergy, ESP, 32

5. Artemis, SWE, 33

Audi MedCup Circuit 2009 Overall – Final:

1. Emirates Team New Zealand, NZL, 128.5 points

2. Quantum Racing, USA, 202.5

3. Artemis, SWE, 208.5

4. Matador, ARG, 209.5

5. Bigamist, POR, 212

For more visit www.medcup.org .