Team New Zealand Win in New York
“Emirates Team New Zealand grabbed a dramatic victory in the final race of the America’s Cup World Series New York on Sunday to maintain their overall lead in the America’s Cup preliminary circuit,” as reported in an article in The Daily Mail.
Team New Zealand didn’t have a good start into the race’s third day with skipper Team New Zealand crossing the start line early, earning a penalty and hooking the starting buoy.
Regardless of their bad start “they roared from last place to finish first ahead of Oracle Team USA and with two third-place finishes on the day won the New York regatta with 52 points.”
“We saw the buoy coming at us with about 20 seconds to go. It wasn’t ideal but we were lucky in the end,” said Glenn Ashby, skipper Team New Zealand, as reported in Stuff.co.nz.
“It was one of those series where everyone had good luck and bad luck, but we got our good luck at the end of the regatta. It was exciting and crazy at the same time. Today it was important to keep your cool and stay focused. Never giving up was the key.”
The defending America’s Cup champions Team USA came “second with 50 points followed by Groupama Team France (44), SoftBank Team Japan (42), Land Rover Ben Ainslie Racing of Britain (42) and Sweden’s Artemis Racing (40).”
Article Source: Daily Mail, May 9, 2016
Image Source: Twitter – EmiratesTeamNZ