No surprises in Malmo. In the first match races at the start of the Louis Vuitton Act 6 in Sweden, the expected victories of the favorites came about.
The German United Internet Team Germany had no chance against Emirates Team New Zealand. Even before the first buoy on the Öresund off Malmö, the crew of skipper Jesper Bank was several boat lengths behind the New Zealanders. In the end, the gap was 1:39 minutes.
Top favorite and cup defender Alinghi clearly distanced the Swedish Victory Challenge. The Swiss, with Jochen Schümann at the wheel, left the Swedes behind with 0:54 minutes.
For the South African team Shosholoz, with Tim Kröger from Hamburg on board, it only looked at the beginning as if the expected defeat against BMW Oracle Racing would not be too clear. On Kröger's 41st birthday, the Shosholozam Start was two seconds ahead of BMW Oracle. But with Chris Dickson at the wheel, the Americans showed no nakedness and won by 1:31 minutes.
As expected, the Italian LunRoss also defeated the ChinTeam.
The Spanish crew Desafio Espanol won against Mascalzone Latino, who gave up with the mainsail torn, but can compete again in the afternoon race against LunRossw.
In the second match race of the day, the Germany team meets Desafio Espanol, the Shos-holoz takes on the Alinghi.