Renewing the Fervour

Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour will fill with spectator boats early next year when six America’s Cup teams take to the water in a match racing series. Called the Louis Vuitton Pacific Series, competitors will race on courses in Team New Zealand’s America’s Cup Class yachts NZL84 and NZL92. Managing director Grant Dalton said he hoped the series would rekindle support for yacht racing. “We know the public have had enough of the legal stuff … [but] I still believe there is a lot of latent support out there,” he said. Teams have until October 30 to enter the series.


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Mitch Evans and Rocket-Ship Take E-Victory

Mitch Evans and Rocket-Ship Take E-Victory

New Zealander Mitch Evans, 24, negotiated a chaotic opening lap that saw bumps, crashes and a multi-car pile up before pulling off a dramatic overtaking manoeuvre to secure victory at the Rome…