AMERICA’S CUP: NEW ZEALAND CRUISE TO 6-1

The New Zealand contingent cruised closer to America’s Cup victory following their win over the Oracle Team USA in Bermuda.  The Emirates team New Zealand won both races today to reach 6-1 in the first to seven series.

Back in 2013, Team USA did the impossible when they came back from 8-1 to win 9-8 in a first to nine series. However, the circumstances were very different. Jimmy Spithill skippered the team and could reach out to Sir Ben Ainslie for tactical advice midway through the series. Also, the sailors were still trying to get used to foiling technology. The USA team made headway in upwind foiling and enjoyed an advantage that helped them to an unprecedented comeback. Read More