The (Edge) Spirit of a Sailor

USA Today ponders Kiwi dominance of the America’s Cup. “No matter that the boats will fly the flags of Switzerland and the United States. The men at the helm are Kiwis, New Zealanders, “mates.” Kiwis are in demand not only for their sailing skills but for their ingenuity. After all, it was a New Zealander who split the atom; a Kiwi who first climbed Mount Everest; and, some believe, it was a Kiwi who first flew a plane, months before the Wright brothers lifted off from Kitty Hawk.”We’re more hands-on people,” Don Cowie (kiwi trimmer of OneWorld) says. “Americans are more technical – they’ll sit down and have a meeting about it, while Kiwis are out there fixing it.” Chris Dickson helms One World above.      


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You Can’t Stop Sonny Bill Williams From Shining

You Can’t Stop Sonny Bill Williams From Shining

A star in rugby union and league, and now a professional boxer, Auckland-born Bill Williams, 36, reveals his inner torments and tells The Guardian’s Donald McRae what drives him on. “I get pretty emotional…