America’s Cup – win to Team NZ

Very well doneRacing in the fifth day of the America’s Cup between Team NZ and Oracle USA will start just after 5 am NZT if the conditions allow. The forecast is for light to moderate winds.

Team NZ is on match point, one race win and they will have the Cup.

Oracle are 5 points behinds so can’t make any more mistakes like they made yesterday in both races.

The first race today started close, Oracle led around the first mark but soon afterwards Team NZ soon the lead and had the race under their control from there on. It ended up being an easy win.

So Team NZ have won the America’s Cup. Very well done.

 

 

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48 Comments

  1. Gezza

     /  June 27, 2017

    I’ve found me Red Socks !

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    • Gezza

       /  June 27, 2017

      Worth repeating from OF, I reckon:

      lurcher1948  /  June 27, 2017


      GO Team New Zealand…WINNERS






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      • Gezza

         /  June 27, 2017

        Smooth as silk. Fantastic work Peter B & the lads ! 🇳🇿 💪 👍❗️❗️

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  2. High Flying Duck

     /  June 27, 2017

    Well that went alright then, didn’t it…

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    • Gezza

       /  June 27, 2017

      All down to me & Lurch, by the look of it! 💪 😀😀

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      • lurcher1948

         /  June 27, 2017

        Good to have sky and a tv in the bedroom

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        • lurcher1948

           /  June 27, 2017

          Still have my first red socks…

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          • High Flying Duck

             /  June 27, 2017

            Looks like you may get your wish Lurch – Dalts has said “I think just pumping oil around isn’t yachting in one sense,” and Matteo de Nora spoke of going “back to the future”.
            So it is looking like mono-hulls, although they may be foiling ones however the hell that would work.
            The best thing is that Team NZ gets to make the decisions and it is likely to be held in NZ.
            If they can pull off a reversion to mono’s while retaining the sheer excitement of the AC50’s – through either speed or close quarter racing I’ll be loving every minute of it.

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        • Gezza

           /  June 27, 2017

          No roof❓😳

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  3. artcroft

     /  June 27, 2017

    I’d like to thank the rest of NZ for there support but Auckland will take it from here. Cheers guys.

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  4. Blazer

     /  June 27, 2017

    Burling=winner.

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    • Brown

       /  June 27, 2017

      Bet he doesn’t vote left so winner all round.

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      • Blazer

         /  June 27, 2017

        Barker=loser….Nat supporter …solid.

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        • High Flying Duck

           /  June 27, 2017

          Yes, because at a time like this when celebrating a great NZ sporting success, top of mind is which way the skipper votes.

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  5. duperez

     /  June 27, 2017

    The only thing better than seeing a team perform amazingly well across a wide range disparate elements and that culminating in great success must be actually being in a team to do that. Well done to all involved! 🏆

    Having said that, my back-up palliative plan is not needed. Had the team not won I at least would have had some pleasure with that. You see, when TNZ performed well in recent weeks one broadcaster was all “we,” “our team,” “us”, “didn’t we do well!’

    I was sure that not having success would see the group become “them” and what “they” did wrong, and why “they” failed. Today though it is about how good “we” are not how bad “they were.”

    Come on down ……….. Mike Hosking.

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  6. Corky

     /  June 27, 2017

    Glory be. Good to see ( at the moment) no bs about this being a rich mans sport. It is, but it also isn’t. We are talking huge benefits across a variety of endeavours.

    All we need now is a clean sweep of the Lions Tour.

    High Chief, Billy English, has been blessed by the luck of National. He will sail away for a fourth term on the calm sea of National pride.

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    • Gezza

       /  June 27, 2017

      He’s still got a couple of obstacles to navigate around.

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    • MaureenW

       /  June 27, 2017

      I don’t think it will be all plain sailing for Billy – he may get over the line, but it won’t be without a struggle.

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  June 27, 2017

        Patrick Gower, aka Prick Sourface, just had to be nasty about how Bill English was only pleased about the win because it took attention off the current press much ado about nothing.

        He never seems to attribute anything good to anyone; he must judge everyone else’s mind by his own sour and mean-spirited one. It’s hard to imagine him being generous and not reporting things with that screwed-up face that says that he doesn’t believe that anyone means what they say. What a plonker.

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  7. Missy

     /  June 27, 2017

    Was sitting in a pub having some drinks with friends from NZ, but will admit for an hour or so we were all glued to our phones keeping up to date with the race. So happy, and so very proud to be a kiwi tonight.

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  8. Zedd

     /  June 27, 2017

    whoopie.. :/

    this is not really about NZ winning anything.. rich boys playing with their…. toys ?

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    • Gezza

       /  June 27, 2017

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    • Corky

       /  June 27, 2017

      Thank you for restoring my faith in human nature.

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    • High Flying Duck

       /  June 27, 2017

      It’s about winning through innovation, perseverance, beating insurmountable odds and sheer talent vs unlimited budgets and big money corporations.
      There is so much to admire here, and so many direct benefits to NZ through the cups past as well as what is to come.
      Team NZ had the lowest budget of all teams & had to put up with rule changes changes designed specifically to make them lose.
      Your comment is churlish and wrong Zedd.

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      • Blazer

         /  June 27, 2017

        ‘insurmountable odds’…you say.hmmm.

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        • High Flying Duck

           /  June 27, 2017

          Hyperbole I add. Oh yeah.
          Feel free to add a a silent “almost”…if it makes you feel better.

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          • Kitty Catkin

             /  June 27, 2017

            Zedd is as mean-spirited as Pruneface Gower. I am not remotely interested in sport, but I was pleased that Team NZ were rewarded for their hard work and integrity.

            The Kiwis also made use of what we all know but wouldn’t have had the sense to put into practice-that legs are stronger than arms. What’s the betting that pedal power will be the in thing next time ?

            The changing rules as the event progressed was very petty.

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  9. High Flying Duck

     /  June 27, 2017

    There has to be some kudos given to Team Oracle for how they have taken the loss. They competed hard, and often overstepped the bounds of sportsmanship and decency in the lead up to the AC proper and during the defense.
    But on losing they have been nothing but complimentary of Team NZ.
    They dished it out, but have been exceptionally gracious losers.
    Perhaps Warren Gatland should take some notes.

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    • MaureenW

       /  June 27, 2017

      Yes, I was impressed with the way Spitall spoke in the face of what must have been a devastating moment for himself.

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    • MaureenW

       /  June 27, 2017

      Yes, I was impressed with the way Spitall spoke in the face of what must have been a devastating moment for himself.

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      • PDB

         /  June 27, 2017

        So impressed you said it twice…….

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      • Corky

         /  June 27, 2017

        The Yanks will be taking a dim view of Spitall after losing. He may be surplus to requirements next time around. Just like when we gave Deanno Barker the push after our previous cup challenge.

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    • Blazer

       /  June 28, 2017

      so realistically what else could they ..have done?

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      • I find myself in agreement with Blazer, which must be a world-first. They were beaten fair and square by a hugely under-resourced team from a tiny dot in the South Pacific, with no excuse to criticise, complain or protest, and no scope for changing the rules suddenly. The only thing left for them to salve was a bit of honour; which, to their credit, they did.

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        • High Flying Duck

           /  June 30, 2017

          Oracle were truly awful winners last time.
          Spithill’s actions to date along with the AC’s history of vitriol and the relationship between the teams did not bode well for a sporting end.
          But there is being gracious in defeat and there is what they did this time – joining the drinks, unstinting & effusive praise, not one remark out of place or deflecting from Team NZ’s achievement. They went well beyond what would have been expected and that was why I mentioned it.
          As a contrast BAR and Artemis Racing were both good losers as well, but offered excuses as well as congratulations.

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    • Gezza

       /  June 28, 2017

      🌸 🖕

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    • Conspiratoor

       /  June 28, 2017

      Snivelling hypocrites one and all. Hope Dalts treats them with the contempt they deserve. Tips Joyce in the drink. Oh dear sounding like lurch

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      • Gezza

         /  June 28, 2017

        No good just sitting there shaking your fist with fury at sundry pollies on your device or tv screen, c.

        Fill out this form & fire it off to all their Private Secretaries.

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        • Conspiratoor

           /  June 28, 2017

          G, waste of good electrons. A pig’s bladder on a stick can be elected to parliament

          I have proof!

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