Americas Cup challenger final win

Team NZ has just won the Americas Cup Challenger series against Artemis.

Stuff:  Live: Team NZ v Artemis – America’s Cup challenger series final race day three

NZ cross the line — they have done it!!!!!!

Well NZ, that was worth the wait. The grudge rematch is set up with Jimmy Spithill.

Swedes come in 56s behind

Burling: we feel like we are in great shape to take Oracle on now.

The boat configuration was really good today. we got a good start and sailed a good race. We felt fast.
Artemis have given us the tough racing we need. We are just super excited to take on Oracle in about a week’s time

AMERICA’S CUP CHALLENGERS FINAL

(First to 5 wins)

Tuesday’s schedule

5.12am: Race 7 – NZ v Sweden by 56s

NZ win 5-2

So it’s on to the final against Oracle.

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17 Comments

  1. Zedd

     /  June 13, 2017

    I could care less about these ‘rich boys.. playing with their richboys toys’.. now; the Lions tour, is worth discussing !

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    • PDB

       /  June 13, 2017

      Yep, no money in rugby……….

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    • High Flying Duck

       /  June 13, 2017

      Yeah, best to stick to the Basketball, or Tennis or Rugby, or Soccer…
      The sailing has been fantastic and I think Team NZ has a chance to give the Cup a good nudge.
      You cannot underestimate Oracle though.
      Jimmy Spittle is, as well as being a master of mind games, a phenomenal sailor. Russell Coutts (for me one of NZ’ greatest ever sportsmen) is a meticulous team mastermind.
      The talent across the Oracle team is at the absolute pinnacle.
      Team NZ have shown they are the most innovative team in the cup (it was them who brought foiling into the last cup) and they are carrying themselves with a lot of confidence into the America’s Cup proper.
      As the Artemis tactician and team manager Iain Percy said today, the finals racing will be the best spectator sporting event of 2017.
      Bring it on!

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      • Blazer

         /  June 13, 2017

        maybe, but you are partial to water sports….when you land..I guess.

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        • High Flying Duck

           /  June 13, 2017

          Lost me on that one Blazer. Even after removing the mandatory redundant elipses.

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          • Blazer

             /  June 13, 2017

            I’ll send out a ..retriever to …find you then.

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          • ………..deep in think time , ….yep….let me see……..right wing globalist, evil capitalist, Scrooge ………….. 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔

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            • High Flying Duck

               /  June 13, 2017

              Thanks Trav – it’s all so obvious when you put it like that! 🙂

  2. Oliver

     /  June 13, 2017

    It seems the only people that care about the Americas cup are the media. I haven’t heard anyone mention it at work or anywhere else. If people are watching it it will be because of all the marketing hyperbole. I’ll stick to watching the warriors play.

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    • High Flying Duck

       /  June 13, 2017

      It is probably similar – a team who are constantly all at sea, who’s form changes with the wind and with a lot of money going underwater on a weekly basis.

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      • Gezza

         /  June 13, 2017

        Is there any taxpayer money in it this time? I can’t remember.

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        • High Flying Duck

           /  June 13, 2017

          I believe they got a one off small grant when they were looking for sponsors after the last cup & they also received a Government R&D grant. Even though it didn’t come down here for the world series or finals there is a huge team in Warkworth building for Oracle and many of the other syndicates, and Team NZ have spent a fortune in NZ on the technology.

          The other point that gets missed, is that like Formula 1 cars, when you are building at the bleeding edge of technology you get huge advances that filter through into other industries.

          Yachting is taking quantum leaps forward from dinghy classes up and efficient movement of boats through the water for a range of purposes is getting a boost from these technologies.

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          • Gezza

             /  June 13, 2017

            These things aren’t moving thru the water. Everytime I see a clip on the news they’re moving thru the air!

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            • High Flying Duck

               /  June 13, 2017

              They do have a team member on board responsible for “flying” the boat – ours is Blair Tuke.
              It’s spectacular when they crash, and amusing (if dangerous) when crew members fly off the side like the Artemis skipper did the other day.

  3. I love it and I’ve watched every race.

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  4. Alan Wilkinson

     /  June 13, 2017

    An impressive record for a small nation is listed by Farrar:

    Our history in the America’s Cup is:

    1987 – KZ-7 lost in the challenger final
    1988 – KZ-1 is the challenger
    1992 – NZ did not compete
    1995 – NZL-32 is the challenger and wins
    2000 – NZL-60 is the defender and wins
    2003 – NZL-82 is the defender and loses
    2007 – NZL-92 is the challenger and loses
    2010 – NZ did not compete
    2013 – Emirates Team NZ is the challenger and loses
    2017 – Emirates Team NZ is the challenger

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