America’s Cup: new Zealand at the front

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Perfect Start for new Zealand in the final of the 35. America’s Cup, the oldest sailing regatta in the world: The Team of Skipper Peter Berling decides the first races against the defending champion United States.

The first step to revenge is done: new Zealand has the first two final duels at the 35. America’s Cup to be decided in front of Bermuda against Team Oracle USA in the new edition of the spectacular duel of 2013. The Kiwis ‘ Skipper Peter Burling lead after two races with 1:0. As title holders USA had won the first qualifying round, it was Emirates Team New Zealand, with a minus point in the Finals.

New Zealand launched twice better

After a false start by Skipper Jimmy Spithill, which is seeking a third title in the series, had to sail the high-tech boat from the USA in the first race, directly to a residue behind. Rio-Olympic champion Burling took advantage of this and brought on the end of a lead of 30 seconds. Also in the second round the new Zealander caught the better Start and quickly led by more than a Minute. With a better sense of the Wind American Skipper Spithill caught up, a big error brought by then, however, the «Kiwis» in the Front.

The victory, the usual Team USA showed in the first two final race nerves

The next two races held on Sunday. Seven victory points needed to win the most prestigious sailing competition in the world. In the last edition of the America’s Cup in 2013, new Zealand had an 8:1 lead to the victory of the Hand, and with 8:9 against the Americans lost. The USA with 29 triumphs record winner, new Zealand the coveted trophy in 2000 and 2003, has won. The America’s Cup was first held in 1851 and is the oldest sailing regatta in the world.

sn (sid, dpa)