Yachting: New Zealand win America’s Cup

Posted on Jun 26 2017 - 8:45pm by admin

New Zealand gained the the us’s Cup on Monday, virtually white-washing the U.S. holders with a revolutionary boat and a brand new celebrity sailor to avenge a humbling defeat four years ago.

A dominant Emirates crew New Zealand claimed world recreation’s oldest trophy with the aid of 7-1 in Bermuda’s great Sound, with 26-year-previous Peter Burling turning into the youngest helmsman to win crusing’s biggest prize.

In doing so, Burling usurped New Zealand’s nemesis, Oracle crew united states of america skipper Jimmy Spithill, who received the cup in 2010 aged 30 and was once hoping for a third successive victory for the syndicate bankrolled by Oracle founder Larry Ellison.

Burling used to be congratulated by way of his jubilant staff mates and give a boost to crew after their catamaran crossed the road.

The the united states’s Cup, named after the schooner “the united states” which gained it in 1851 off the south coast of England, has only been held by 4 countries to this point, the us, Australia, New Zealand and Switzerland.

New Zealand gained the right to tackle the U.S. with the aid of beating 4 different “challengers”, the usage of cycling sailors known as “cyclors” to offer pedal power to regulate their foiling 50-foot (15 meter) catamaran’s vast “wing” sail and hydrofoils.

(source: Reuters)


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