Team New Zealand a remporté mercredi à Auckland la 36e Coupe de l’America. Il offre à l’archipel un quatrième sacre dans cette compétition.

Team New Zealand win the 36th America’s Cup

Team New Zealand won the 36th America’s Cup in Auckland on Wednesday, maintaining the coveted silver medal with a decisive seventh victory over Italian challenger Luna Rossa.

The Kiwi crew initially led 3 qualifiers to 2, and have had five straight wins since Saturday to finally win 7-3.

The archipelago presents a fourth coronation, After 1995, 2000 and 2017, In one of the oldest competitions in the world, an institution that this year celebrates its 170th anniversary.

«
It’s totally unrealistic, it’s a great team satisfaction

New Zealand Coxwin said Peter Berlin immediately after the win.

The New Zealanders had hoped to finish the match on Tuesday, but Iole continued to be thrilled and forced tens of thousands of fans to congregate on Auckland beaches to sip on champagne. A turn in the wind has already prompted the organizers to postpone the 10th round by a day.

And on Wednesday, Luna Rossa didn’t seem able to arouse the kiwi’s suspicion, Team New Zealand finally crossed the finish line 46 seconds ago, and basked in the jubilation of a city emerging from coronavirus-related confinement that didn’t.

The win cements New Zealand’s position as a dominant power in an event that they have competed in in seven of the last eight editions.

The second most successful country in this competition

The archipelago is the second most successful country after the United States, which dominated competition between 1851 and 1983. Hence the satisfaction of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

«
Team New Zealand makes us very proud once again to qualify for the America’s Cup in New Zealand

She said in a statement.

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Italy’s sixth campaign ends once again in bitterness for Luna Rossa, who in February won the Prada Cup – qualifying for the America’s Cup – to take on British and American challenges.

«
not finished
Said the assistant captain of the Italian team Francesco Bruni. ”
I’m sure Luna Rosa will try again. »

The Italian challenge would at least have succeeded in making the detractors lie who declared the New Zealanders a 7-0 victory.

He could even threaten the New Zealanders a bit more without some fatal tactical errors at several key points in the last five rounds.

Next edition in 2024

Luna Rossa’s other assistant, Australian Jimmy Spiethl, who blew up New Zealand’s hopes of winning the Oracle 9-8 Oracle Cup in 2013, judged the win”
deserve
For Team New Zealand.

«
Of course you’ll have to go have a beer with kiwis to honor them

Sydney resident said.

«
But we have to thank all our teammates who put so much effort into allowing us to be here and fight for the America’s Cup.
»

Mrs. Ardern, announced that her government will open Five million New Zealand dollars (three million euros) to allow New Zealand to defend the cup in its next edition, expected in 2024.

The goal above all would be to avoid being stripped of its best elements by foreign challenges with larger budgets.

The whole question, from now on, will be figuring out what the next edition will look like.

As the holders of the title, the kiwi will have the choice of weapons, bases, and water. They have already announced that they will consider requests from foreign cities to host the tours.

They should at least keep in mind the boats that made the show during this edition.

The trophy was won this year on futuristic 75-foot (23-meter) monocoques with foil that allow them to “fly” above waves at 53 knots (about 100 km/h) at top speeds.

New Zealand captain Glenn Ashby spoke this week about pregnant women “
very formidable

».

«
They are beautiful boats, beautiful to see when at rest, and beautiful to see when launched
“, He said.

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