Jun 26, 2017

America's Cup Final 2017 @Bermuda: Emirates Team New Zealand Champs

All images ACEA Live Images  / Gilles Martin-Raget / Sander van der Borch & Ricardo Pinto - That's IT: 7 - 1 For Emirates Team New Zealand , they were simply Superior in every aspect from design to implementation. Their sailors ? If we have doubts on Burling on the start, he wipe out those concerns to leave no doubts he is the Nr 1 sailor nowadays.

Along Ashby,  Tuke and the commando cyclors onboard TNZ AC50 Weapon & its special and unique Foils.
For Oracle nothing to do sadly, their AC50 was not at TNZ level of performance.
In terms of competition and entertainment for the audience and fans so glad we had Artemis Racing putting a challenge to New Zealand, some of their races will stay in history of the Cup as some of the best ever. Also  the other teams in the Qualys, great racing.

Light winds again today. Oracle managed to win the start to the reaching mark. But already in the first gybe TNZ had more angle to pass the first gate ahead.

From then on TNZ in their usual untouchable mode to grab a deserved win. Congrats to the Kiwis they delivered a perfect Master Class.

Final America's Cup 2017 @Bermuda Results:
Emirates Team New Zealand 7 (8) vs Oracle Team USA 1

Update: Press Release

Update: As expected Luna Rossa is the New Challenger of Record, below press release sent by Luna Rossa Press:
The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron accepts the challenge of Circolo della Vela Sicilia, which becomes the Challenger of Record for the XXXVI America's Cup.

The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron is pleased to announce that it has accepted a challenge from Circolo della Vela Sicilia which was received immediately upon the victory of Emirates Team New Zealand in the last race of the 35th America's Cup.

As the first challenger, CVS will be the Challenger of Record for the 36th America's Cup and its representative team will be Luna Rossa Challenge.

The 36th America’s Cup will be open to further challengers from any organized Yacht Club of a foreign country under conditions to be announced in due course.

RNZYS and its representative team, Emirates Team New Zealand, look forward to working with CVS and Luna Rossa Challenge to create an exciting future for the event by combining innovation with the traditional sporting values of the America’s Cup.

By the Commodores.

Steve Mair.
Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron.

Agostino Randazzo Randazzo.
Circolo della Vela Sicilia.

Please link with lunarossachallenge
the update has been posted.

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