Saturday, 30 June 2007

America's Cup Flight 6

It's now or never for the Kiwis as Alinghi beat Emirates Team New Zealand to take a 4-2 lead in the first to 5 series

Lightish winds set the conditions under which the 6th round of the 32nd America's Cup would be fought.

Team New Zealand took the advantage out of the start box and chose to allow Alinghi to set its own strategy; ultimately, this decision, taken within the final 5 minutes prior to the start, decided who would win out - Alinghi fought a strategically stronger race, and while Team New Zealand took chunks out of the Swiss in the race to the line, Alinghi's advantage proved too great for the challenger.

Time is running out for the Kiwis - one more win and Alinghi will have successfully defended the Cup, ensuring the 33rd America's Cup will again be fought in Europe. It may all be decided tomorrow, Sunday 1st July 2007.

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