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26th June 2017

2017 America’s Cup Final

Peter Burling the youngest helmsman ever to win the oldest trophy in international sport and Emirates Team New Zealand have won the 35th America’s Cup! The “Kiwis” Sealed the Deal with a race nine dominant win and victory on the Great Sound!

It was all Emirates Team New Zealand in the final stage of the 35th America’s Cup, winning eight races to ORACLE TEAM USA’s one. This gives the New Zealanders a final winning scoreline of 7-1.

The final chance for Oracle started with both teams enjoying clean starts and engaging in a drag race to the first mark. Spith-ill and the US team edged just ahead but then lost ground to their rivals on the run to the second mark. Burling showed calm nerves as he steered his team towards glory. Spith-ill and ORACLE TEAM USA never gave up in their push to force a race ten.

By mark three Emirates Team New Zealand was up by 26 seconds, and 34 seconds by the fourth mark. New Zealand sealed their win in impressive style, crossing the finish line for the final time in the 35th America’s Cup 55 seconds ahead of the US team.

The America’s Cup was last won by a team representing New Zealand in 2000. They have now Sealed the Deal and are the Defenders of the oldest trophy in international sport, The America’s Cup!

It’s a Kiwi kinda’ Party for Emirates Team New Zealand and their fans! Following their incredible win the bubbly flowed on the great sound, aboard the machines that took them to victory! And the celebration continued in America’s Cup Village as the youngest helmsman ever to win this coveted trophy and his Emirates Team New Zealand raised it in victory!

We raise a Dark N’ Stormy in salute to the “Kiwis” as they have Sealed the Deal!