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Kiwis rout Italians in third race

Updated: July 13, 2013, 8:17 PM ET
Associated Press

The first real race of the America's Cup challenger series was a runaway for Emirates Team New Zealand even before it hit the starting line on San Francisco Bay on Saturday.

Kiwi skipper Dean Barker trapped Italy's Luna Rossa during the pre-start maneuvers and then accelerated, gaining a five-length lead approaching the starting line perpendicular to the Golden Gate Bridge.

Team New Zealand's high-performance, 72-foot catamaran rose up on hydrofoils and the rout was on.

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