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Luna Rossa beats Americans again for series lead

Updated: May 16, 2007, 1:43 PM ET
Associated Press

VALENCIA, Spain -- Luna Rossa pinned BMW Oracle Racing to the left from the start Wednesday and then went on to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-nine Louis Vuitton Cup semifinals.

Desafio Espanol won the pre-start for the first time in three races against Emirates Team New Zealand and held on to win its first race. The Kiwis, who were penalized for gybing too closely before the boats started on a split, lead the series 2-1.

Luna Rossa helmsman James Spithill controlled his pre-start ...

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