DrThe sailing nation of New Zealand holds the America’s Cup in its country. On the seventh day of the 36th Cup, the New Zealand team was focused and flawless and won the oldest International Sports Cup in races outside Auckland for the fourth time. In the 10th round, Luna Rossa can no longer find a way to preserve the kiwi.
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Although she had driven at first, confident New Zealand helmsman Peter Burling immediately turned to the right and led his own race. The Italians, who have now sailed seven campaigns to win the Cup, reached the final three times. They didn’t win it this time either.
“It means everything to us, the best experience ever,” Burling said while on board. For the first time, the reluctant New Zealand sailing star, who almost pulled back a pearling throughout the entire series, showed the pressure he freed himself from when he jumped over the deck of the Tea Rehutai with bottles of champagne.
“When we won the Cup in Bermuda in 2017, we were a small group. Here in our homeland, the whole country stands behind us. Thousands of spectator boats alone on the water.” T Rehutai accompanied the parade to the port. The traditional presentation of the winners in Auckland will be canceled due to Corona. Jimmy Spithill congratulated on the Luna Rossa Kiwi Wheel: “The New Zealanders have put on an impressive set.”
Once again Burling defeats Spithill
With this package, Kiwis confirmed their reputation for being the most creative team. In a previous win in 2017, she had put her grinder on wheels and let the pressure on her legs. As with previous victories in 1995 and 2000, it wasn’t the NZ team that was the most funded this time either – but the team that developed the fastest boat.
In 2017, they brought the Copa America home against the Americans off Bermuda. Until then, Burling led them to victory. Even then, Perling defeated Australian helmsman Jimmy Spethyl, who had sailed as a US Army. He returned in this campaign as the first helmsman of Luna Rossa led by Italian textile baron Patrizio Bertelli.
Spithill won the cup twice and now lost twice in the final against Burling. The Australian is an experienced match competitor who is dedicated to the Cup. Also in this year, he showed his expertise at nearly every start. On the one hand, the New Zealander is the broadest sailor who, along with Archer Tuck Blair, has won six world championships titles in the 49th races as well as a gold and silver medal in the Olympic Games. They both operate at the basis of the well-being of the seas and have sailed around the world together.
Before Auckland, the “Men in Black” team led the final race of this boat racing series with a time of 46 seconds while racing across the finish line. They achieved their fifth consecutive decisive victory with great self-confidence after the start. After delaying a start of eight knots in light winds, Luna Rossa was the first to cross the line in a leeward position. Burling, who was in the lead in four races, immediately dared to turn to the right side of the track.
As on Tuesday, the side turned out to be right – the New Zealanders were ahead of the first barrel by seven seconds. Every maneuver and every tactical decision was the correct one: on the first barrel downwind, the lead was nine seconds, and after the second cross the result was 29 seconds. The Te Rehutai sailed roughly faster than a knot on average and made two laps less, which cost the speed.
Winning the trophy ends four years with thousands of hours of training for athletes, as well as designers, developers, boat builders and sail-makers. AC75 was developed for this series. Never before have the flying giants sailed the racing series matches at speeds of up to 100 kilometers per hour. At first the design was so controversial, the first four runs seemed boring as they were all set in the seconds after the start. However, in the course of the boat racing series, the amazing races of flying boats won the hearts of more and more spectators around the world.
How will it last open. “It’s not over yet. Mr Bertelli will keep trying.” Assistant captain Francesco Bruni said right after the defeat, “We have now gained a tremendous amount of experience.” Rumors circulated for days that the British would now be New Zealand’s official competitors. It is said that billionaire chemist and adventurer Sir Jim Ratcliffe , Who has watched the races on Hauraki Bay from his private yacht, is working with Olympic sailor Ben Ainsley on a new campaign for the 37th America’s Cup.
The UK team lost to Luna Rossa in the elimination. Ratcliffe is alleged to be negotiating with Grant Dalton, captain of the New Zealand team, over a “quick copy” of the trophy that sailed off the Isle of Wight early next year. On the other hand, the usual way would be to host the Copa America again in Auckland in 2024.