Team New Zealand wins America's Cup

Publish Date
Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 5:39AM
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Team New Zealand has lifted the America's Cup from Oracle Team USA with a thrilling win off Bermuda this morning (NZ time).

Needing just one more win in the first-to-seven format challenge match, the Kiwis made no mistake in race one this morning, setting aside the ghosts of 2013 when they squandered eight match-points in San Francisco.

The crew celebrated - with Emirates Team New Zealand skipper Peter Burling saying "we're on top of the world" - after Aotearoa raced to victory.

Auckland officials will meet police this morning to discuss the exact time, day and route of a welcome-home ticker parade for the 71 victorious members of Team NZ.

 This article was first published on radiosport.co.nz and is republished here with permission.