Yesterday’s race was one of the closest and most exciting in America’s Cup history. Typically races are won and lost at the start line; however, yesterday there were 3 lead changes. At one point it was estimated that Team New Zealand had more than a 400m lead but in the light and shifting winds Alinghi was able to come back and take the lead at the final mark. On the final downwind leg the Kiwi’s were able to establish a significant separation from the Swiss and retake the lead and cross the finish line first. After 3 races, the challenger Team New Zealand lead defenders Alinghi by 2 races to 1.
Here’s the video recap:
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