Team New Zealand won the America’s Cup for the second time in a row—and the fourth time since 1995.
Once again Emirates Team New Zealand has entered the history books and won the America’s Cup for New Zealand for the fourth time.
On day 7 of the 36th America’s Cup presented by PRADA, the Kiwis scored the 7th point they needed to raise the Auld Mug in front of thousands of spectators .
A spectacular achievement for Emirates Team New Zealand and the yacht club they represent, the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron. Another confirmation that – in sailing – the Southern hemisphere country of 5 million
people can punch way above its weight.
Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli, fought until the last race and the team showed talent and experience throughout the whole
event and their story is far from over.
The third upwind leg offered little in the way of a comeback for the Italians from Luna Rossa. All they could hope for now was for their opponents to make a mistake. Through the last gate, Emirates Team New Zealand took the right- hand mark rounding 49 seconds ahead as they headed off on the last leg of what would surely be the last race in the 36th America’s Cup.
A yachting race and a win that would see them take the oldest sporting trophy in international sport. After 10 yachting races and a score line of 7:3 the America’s Cup was New Zealand’s once again.
36TH AMERICA’S CUP PRESENTED BY PRADA
The 36th America’s Cup presented by PRADA is a best of 13 races series, with the winner being the first team to
score seven points.
Two races a day are held on a windward-leeward course with an upwind start and an estimated race length of around 25 minutes each. There is a time limit for each race which is 12 minutes for the first leg, and 45 minutes for the race. There is also a minimum interval of 25 minutes between the two races each day. The permitted wind range is between 6.5 to 21 knots and each team will have a single 15min postponement card they can use during the regatta.