Americas Cup: new Zealand pulls out of it


The Crew from new Zealand caught a perfect Start in the Amercias Cup and win all the previous races against the defending champion United States. But surely the Kiwis should not be.

The Emirates Team New Zealand has his lead in the 35. Match for the America’s Cup to be expanded. The new Zealander won on Sunday in front of Bermuda in a duel with defending champion Oracle Team USA two more races.

When the score was 3:0 for the Kiwis, which had started with a minus point in the final series, the Americans, yet none of the so far four meetings. The “Red rocket”, the new Zealander is faster. The Kiwi Team around the 26-year-old helmsman Peter Burling makes fewer mistakes. 49er Olympic gold medallist Burling said on Sunday night: “Four points we have four we need. We are glad that we are so far, so good in the track. But we have no illusions about what may come in the future.”

Rio-Olympic champion Burling (49er) and his Crew brought their High-Tech catamaran in these conditions, much higher speeds, he also had his Australian rivals Jimmy Spithill at the command center Oracle USA also tactically in the handle. 30 seconds, 1:28 minutes, 49 seconds and 1:12 minutes scams so evident in the duels, the projection of the new Zealander.

The Oracle Team USA after sailing so far in front of Hamilton/Bermuda only

No Power, no Chance

“We had the first time you Start the Software problems,” said the disappointed Spithill after the false start in the first race: “The second Start was better, but not good enough. We still had a lot of opportunities, but have not used so.” On Sunday be depressing about was, in the end, conclusion: “No speed, no Power.”

Four years ago, the Americans made a 8:1 lead, the new Zealander had made a 9:8 victory. The duel of the two-time Cup-winners new Zealand against Cup-super power America, which was able to win the trophy in 166 years, 29 Times, starting on Monday in a five-day break and is on 24. June continued. The battle for the main trophy of the international sailing ends, when a Team of seven plus points.

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