America's Cup: Team NZ finish third in Oman

The BAR team on their way to victory. Photo / Ricardo Pinto
The BAR team on their way to victory. Photo / Ricardo Pinto

Another mixed day for Team New Zealand has seen them finish third at the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series in Oman.

Skippered by Glenn Ashby, New Zealand blitzed the field to win the opening race only to drop to third and fifth in the remaining races.

"The last race was a little bit disappointing for us," said Ashby, referring to a fifth place finish.

"But to come away from any event still holding the overall lead is a good thing. At the end of the day that's what counts."

Ben Ainslie's British team won the regatta, with Oracle Team USA second.

However Team New Zealand still lead the overall series by six points.

Overall standings
1 Emirates Team New Zealand - 192
2 Oracle Team USA - 186
3 Land Rover BAR - 185
4 Softbank Team Japan - 161
5 Artemis Racing - 161
6 Groupama Team France - 150

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