Team NZ take charge of America's Cup final


Having started the final one point in arrears due to Oracle Team USA's success in the qualifying regatta, New Zealand won each of Saturday's two races to claim an early advantage in the best-of-13 series. Whether it's system related, appendage related, sailing technique or strategy, we are going to look at absolutely everything.

Team New Zealand now lead 3-0 on the scoreboard as the teams wait until Sunday (NZ time) to resume action.

“Were really hungry to keep improving and now weve got five days to work on the boat and go over all of the footage.

"We're happy to take those four wins because it is no secret that we are here to win the America's Cup".

Trailing the Kiwi boat, Spithill went for the split at the gate as he chased hard in pursuit of Burling, victor of the Red Bull Youth America's Cup in 2013.

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Coutts has been the CEO of Oracle Team USA since it beat Alinghi in 2010. "But we're also a very candid group and it's quite clear we need to make changes". "We felt we really improved a lot on yesterday. We know if we stand still these guys will be catching us". But they are really excited about that challenge over the next five days of taking that next step on our boat as well. keeping on pushing the performance moving forward. That was enough for Burling to speed away around the seven-leg course. The Kiwis used the same foils they did in speeding to two victories on Saturday while the American-backed crew appeared to use two different foils. However, it was not to materialise.

Oracle's victory in the round-robin qualifiers meant that New Zealand, who held the cup from 1995 to 2003, started the... In this photo provided by the America's Cup Event Authority, Oracle Team USA, foreground, competes with Emirates Team New Zealand during Race 2 of the America's Cup match sailing competition, Sunday, June 18, 2017, in the G.

New Zealand continued to excel in light-wind sailing and again showed superior speed over the US boat.

The Kiwis destroyed Team USA by 1 minute 12 seconds in an emphatic win on Bermuda's Great Sound.

A win by 49 seconds in race three was bettered by a winning margin of 1min 12sec in race four as the the boat helmed by Peter Burling charged to within four wins of lifting the Auld Mug.