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Kiwis sail solo in 1st race of trials

Updated: July 7, 2013, 8:53 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- With the Golden Gate Bridge looming to his right, Emirates Team New Zealand skipper Dean Barker hit the starting line and immediately got his 72-foot catamaran speeding across the tops of the waves on hydrofoils.

The America's Cup challenger trials were underway on San Francisco Bay and the Kiwis were clearly in control.

At one point, the boys from Down Under hit 42.8 knots in their high-performance cat, or just more than 49 mph.

Of course, it helped that ...

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