Team New Zealand beaten by Oracle

September 27, 2013

New Zealand’s America’s Cup dream is over after losing the final race of the 34th America’s Cup.

Defenders Oracle Team USA won their eighth straight race to complete one of sport’s greatest comebacks.

Trailing by 1-8 a week ago, Oracle found much needed speed on their boat and since then have been faster then the Kiwis.

In the final race NZ skipper Dean Barker had port-entry advantage at the start and led past the first and second buoys. However, on the upwind leg New Zealand had no answer for the speed of Oracle.

The result was doubly hard for New Zealand who were about a minute away from lifting the Cup last Saturday, when they had a certain win ruled out for exceeding the time limit.

Oracle skipper Jimmy Spithal was humble in his victory today, saying this about Team New Zealand.

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Well done Jimmy. Also a huge well done to Dean and the team for an amazing effort through out all of the races


L want to be in it


But the boats were not the same they should have been because oracle USA keep putting stuff on there boat to. Ake there boat win people say that team USA had a new boat