America’s Cup: Kiwis are better, faster:
Hamilton, Bermuda (June 17, 2017) – The opening day of the 35th America’s Cup Match delivered some truths as the Kiwi Challengers took back-to-back victories over Defender Jimmy Spithill’s ORACLE TEAM USA in the first two races.
We learned Peter Burling’s Emirates Team New Zealand were not fazed by the narrative which had depicted Spithill as the superior starter, as the kiwis were 2-0 off the start line. We also learned, or confirmed, the kiwi team is crazy fast in the 8 knot winds seen today.
Result: The Challenger won both races, but are only up 1-0 due to the Scuttlebutt Sailing News – America’s Cup: Kiwis are better, faster, Editor