While Monday was supposed to be a rest day, cancelled races on Saturday and Sunday forced the two teams back onto the water, where a familiar sequence unfolded, albeit with small twist. Luna Rossa helmsman Chris Draper earned a better start than Barker, and the two AC72 powered down the first leg neck-and-neck, giving spectators a glimpse of the sort of stunning racecourse action that they came to witness. Then, the Italians hit a lull, dropping their silver steed off its foils, allowing the Kiwis to roll by. Calamity struck Luna Rossa on the third leg, however, when a wingsail-control sheave was damaged. “We had an issue with the line controlling the twist profile of the wing and couldn’t keep sailing,” said Max Sirena, Luna Rossa’s skipper. “Fortunately it’s a quick fix, but unfortunately it stopped us racing.” ETNZ sailed the rest of the course unchallenged, earning their second point of the Finals.