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America’s cup : Team New Zealand widened the gap

America’s cup : Team New Zealand widened the gap

18/06/2017 – Bermuda (BDA) – 35th America’s Cup 2017 – 35th America’s Cup Match Presented by Louis Vuitton – Race Day 2

Sunday, June 18 was father’s day fouettards Bermuda. In any case, from the point of view of Oracle Team USA, beaten for the 4th consecutive time in the final by Emirates Team New Zealand. Without concession to the untouchables, the Neo-Zèdes have widened the gap and lead now 3-0 (Oracle to have a item that is pending to have won the Qualifiers).

Race 3 – NZ v E-U : 1-0

As for the race 2 the day before, the start was very played with two vessels launched almost side-by-side to the buoy 1. And like the previous night, a bad jibe broke the dynamic Oracle. Team New Zealand did not let escape this opportunity to take advantage and passed the buoy 2 in the lead with 11 s ahead. The top speed of the boat kiwi did the rest, and Peter Burling, always impervious to the pressure, stood in a race 3 no-fault and signed a new victory.

Race 4 : E U-v NZ : 0-1

The scenario of this race 4 was much the same as the previous one. A starting played and an end without a call. However, Jimmy Spithill and Tom Slingsby had to react to get back in the game. But the VMG well above the Kiwis did not leave any chance to return to the Americans who must wonder why they don’t have them also opted for grinders to pedal.

The epilogue of the 35th America’s Cup will take place from 24 until 27 June.

Clearly the Neo-Zèdes were still under the foot after the Qualifiers and Play-Offs to counter the Americans that they had not managed to beat during the early stages of the qualifications. Now Jimmy Spithill and his team are cornered to a Great Sound. The Australian is believed to have found the key after the first two defeats : ” I thought we had made a great step forward after the day yesterday, but it is clear that we should find the speed anywhere, there is no secret […] The motivation is still there, the team is hungry and we are very competitive but sometimes candid also. It is very clear that we need to change things. “

It is recalled that four years ago, led 8-1, the Americans did not hesitate to replace the foot lifted John Kostecki tactics, with the result that we know. There, the situation is different, but there is no doubt that Oracle is not going to stand idly by to watch Emirates Team New Zealand to race in the lead up to the victory. Side kiwi, conscious of their strength, they are no less sitters. He know all too well that in the Cup everything is possible.

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