Key Points:

Team New Zealand shrugged off Valencia's turbulent weather to clinch their Louis Vuitton Cup semifinal early today.

It was as if the weather gods had decided this was Emirates Team New Zealand's day. The sky was blue but the wind was howling.

Desafio Espanol struggled in the churning waves but for the New Zealanders it was just like being at home.

Their 5-2 series over the Spanish means they will line up against Italians Luna Rossa in a best of nine series starting on June 1.