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Team New Zealand win America’s Cup

June 27, 2017

Team New Zealand have claimed the 35th America’s Cup regatta with a comprehensive 7-1 victory over Oracle USA.

New Zealand were too strong for Oracle in the final race this morning, defeating the American team by 27 seconds to bring home the Auld Mug.

Team New Zealand helmsman Peter Burling had been in fine form in the final series, out sailing Australian Jimmy Spittal on numerous occasions.

The result means that Burling aged 26, becomes the youngest person to win the race for the America’s Cup.

The win is an amazing recovery for the kiwi team, after a crash earlier in the competition looked to have wrecked their chances. However, excellent work from the shore crew ensured the boat was always in good racing condition when it was needed.

What is the America’s Cup?
The America’s Cup, affectionately known as the “Auld Mug”, is a trophy awarded to the winner of the America’s Cup match races between two sailing yachts.

One yacht, known as the defender, represents the yacht club that currently holds the America’s Cup and the second yacht, known as the challenger, represents the yacht club that is challenging for the cup.

The timing of each match is determined by an agreement between the defender and the challenger.

The America’s Cup is the oldest international sporting trophy.

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My name is Shem Banbury. I am the owner and Chief Editor of Kiwi Kids News. By day I am a school teacher and by night a wannabe triathlete.

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This is fantastic and amazing news I love the champagne thought you guys must be super happy and congratulations I hope you had a great time doing it and I think you deserve to win emirates New Zealand you are amazing this is for magic courage and I am from New Zealand and I watched your video and it was amazing that's where I learn about the champagne squirting pot humus I'm so happy for you and hope you're really proud of yourselves go New Zealand I say once again go New Zealand guy New Zealand go New Zealand New Zealand New Zealand New Zealand New Zealand go to New Zealand and emirates New Zealand πŸ˜œπŸ˜œπŸ˜œπŸ˜œπŸ˜œπŸ˜œπŸ˜œπŸ˜œπŸ˜œπŸ˜œπŸ˜œπŸ˜œπŸ˜œπŸ˜œπŸŽŠπŸ˜œπŸ¬πŸ¬πŸ¬πŸ¬πŸ˜œπŸ˜œπŸ˜œπŸ˜œπŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

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I watched when New Zealand won the Americas's cup in the morning.

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they did good with a broken bot

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Team Oracle fan

I am originally from California and I was cheering for the best boat Team Oracle but then new zealand got lucky. Enjoy your victory. now it means i can watch it live in a few years πŸ™‚

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good done

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nice

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go NZ

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Yay

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sweet new zealand won go new zealand

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Koien😁😁😁

Shame oracle

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Koien😁😁😁

NZ NZ NZ NZ NZ

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nz nz

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yay new zealand

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well done nz

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wow we are rally good

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we are rally good

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Go NZ we rock

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Yes it should be new zealand's cup just cross out amercia's and write new zealand's cup

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We are the best in the world

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So happy to for NZ wining the America's Cup!!!

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wow that was amazing i thought that we would lose

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yea we won great does that mean we can do next race here ???

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yuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuus

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nice job

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Wow amazing job

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wow nice job nz

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watta mean one new Zealand keep up the good work

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Go NZ

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Its amazing

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Weber School are really proud to be Kiwis right now. Go the All Blacks against the Lions