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!
Great Sound, Bermuda – There will be racing on Monday as Oracle Team USA and Emirates Team New Zealand split the Saturday matches. Emirates Team New Zealand capitalized on two penalties by Oracle Team USA in the first match, including going over the start line prematurely, and increased their lead to 4-0 over the defending champion Oracle Team USA. The first race of the day highlighted aggressive maneuvering by Oracle as they searched for their first victory.
Oracle Team USA would find their first victory during the second race that featured a magnificent display of sailing in 10 knot winds in Bermuda. Jimmy Spithill and Tom Slingsby managed their vessel extremely well eliminating penalties that have plagued them in these matches. Their boat does look faster and the hope is that it will still make for an interesting match race series. They crossed the finish line just ten seconds ahead of Emirates Team New Zealand.
There will be two more matches on Sunday and at least one on Monday as the 35th America’s Cup sails along to see who can get seven victories first. Goslings is the official Rum and Ginger Beer of the America’s Cup.
Great Sound, Bermuda – Emirates Team New Zealand could not have asked for a better weekend as they went 4-0 over defending America’s Cup Champion Oracle Team USA. The match now stands at 3-0 in favor of New Zealand as they have made up their minus one deficit and then some as they race to seven points to see who takes home the America’s Cup.
Great Sound, Bermuda – Helmsman Peter Burling’s Emirates Team New Zealand has won the right to avenge their heartbreaking defeat to Oracle Team USA four years ago in San Francisco. Racing began under difficult conditions because of the lack of wind thus. This forced the race to be abandoned when the 25-minute was reached. The Kiwi’s had a lead at the time of the abandonment over Artemis Racing of Sweden.
Great Sound, Bermuda – The most decorated Olympic sailor in history will no longer be sailing in the 35th America’s Cup. Emirates Team New Zealand led by Peter Burling made sure that Sir Ben Ainsle of Landrover BAR would not be moving on to the Louis Vuitton Challenger Finals. Team New Zealand had two wins in three starts to reach the magical 5 points needed to advance.
Emirates team New Zealand now waits for the winner of the Artemis Team Sweden and Softbank Japan winner. The day started with Artemis Team Sweden down 3-1 to Softbank Japan and their experienced helmsman Dean Barker. But faced with elimination, Nathan Outteridge and Artemis swept the day giving them a 4-3 lead and placing them just one win away from a punched ticket to face Emirates Team New Zealand.
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Great Sound Bermuda – The wildest day on the water at the 35th America’s Cup had several boats damaged and one even capsized. Emirates Team New Zealand was looking to win its 4th straight against Land Rover BAR when their boat dipped into the sound and capsized at the start line. The Kiwis were hoping to go up 4-0 on LandRover BAR as they race to five points. The dramatic turn of events keeps LandRover BAR, who couldn’t finish a race a day prior, back in the game.
The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Quarterfinals are now in the books as Oracle Team USA wins the series and gets an all important point when they face the challenger for the America’s Cup. Oracle Team USA will now wait and train as they await the remainder of the playoffs to see who will make it to the finals.