Emirates Team New Zealand sealed its berth as the challenger in the 34th America’s Cup after winning its series in the Louis Vuitton Cup Sunday.
New Zealand won the series over Italy’s Luna Rossa 7-1, winning its second consecutive Louis Vuitton Cup. The deciding race was won by a margin of 3:20.
Previously, New Zealand and Italy met in the Louis Vuitton Cup final in 2007, a match-up won by New Zealand.
The America’s Cup between Emirates and Oracle Team USA is scheduled to begin Saturday, Sept. 7.