Jun 26, 2017: New Zealand celebrates, "We did it. The America's Cup is coming home for New Zealand."
UPDATE June 26: Emirates Team New Zealand Wins the America's Cup! Sailing a clearly superior and faster boat with a dedicated and talented crew supported by an equally dedicated and talented shore support team, the Kiwis won the first (and only) race on Monday, clinching the 7th (Match) point to become the new Defender of the America's Cup. Congrats to the Kiwis who came back from a devastating loss to Oracle Team USA at San Francisco in the 34th America's Cup.
Final Helmsmen Press Conference Race, Emirates Team NZ Wins the America's Cup!When you win the oldest trophy in international sport, it calls for a #MoetMoment! Lots of emotion from @EmiratesTeamNZ on the water. 🇳🇿 🍾 pic.twitter.com/R2HDcaF75T— America's Cup (@americascup) June 26, 2017
Above video streamed LIVE June 26, 2017.
Nathan Outteridge on key differences between Challenger and Defender
Video above published Jun 26, 2017: Artemis Racing skipper Nathan Outteridge speaks to the differences between '17' and 'Aotearoa', ORACLE TEAM USA and Emirates Team New Zealand's America's Cup Class yachts. Key differences include foil shape, control systems and the most obvious being the Kiwi's use of innovative pedal-powered bicycles rather than traditional pedestal grinders. These differences proved pivotal.
Sunday 25th June Race Round-Up:
June 25, 2017 UPDATE: Emirates Team NZ won both races Sunday, sailing faster and making fewer mistakes than its rival Oracle Team USA. Emirates Team New Zealand now leads 6-1 and only needs one more win on Monday to win the America's Cup!
24th June: Race Round-Up
Jun 24, 2017: The third day of the America's Cup Match presented by Louis Vuitton saw drama on the water. The Kiwi's took the first race, but ORACLE TEAM USA came charging back to win the second.
June 24, 2017: Emirates Team NZ leads 4-1 having won the first race Saturday, and losing to Oracle Team USA for the first time in the second race of the day. Racing will continue Sunday and go into Monday due to USA's win today.
17-18 June (first weekend) Racing Round-Up:
June 17-18: Emirates Team New Zealand won races 1, 2, 3, & 4, in dominating fashion, sailing faster and closer to the wind (pointing higher upwind), and leads 3-0. Races continue Saturday, June 24.
The Louis Vuitton America's Cup Match races are on the Great Sound in Bermuda--the 35th America's Cup sailing match races in Bermuda--Challenger is Emirates Team New Zealand vs Oracle Team USA, the America's Cup Defender.
35th America's Cup Virtual Eye: Races LIVE and Replay
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America's Cup Match Presented By Louis Vuitton (winner is the first team to win 7 points--Emirates Team New Zealand started with -1 point due to ORACLE TEAM USA’s win in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers):
Saturday June 17th 11:30 - 22:00 Races 1 & 2 Sunday June 18th 11:30 - 19:00 Races 3 & 4 Saturday June 24th 11:30 - 22:00 Races 5 & 6 Sunday June 25th 11:30 - 19:00 Races 7 & 8Emirates Team NZ Leads 6-1
- Monday June 26th (TBC) 11:30 - 19:00 Race 9 won by Emirates Team NZ which is match point to win the America's Cup 7-1 over Oracle Team USA.
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