The superiority of the New Zealand AC75 ‘Te Rahutai’ (Sea Breeze) under the leadership of Peter Burling has been absolute. Jimmy Spiethil and Francesco Bruni’s ‘Luna Rossa’ went 3-2 in the fifth set and New Zealand players won the 2017 title again and added their fourth ‘Oud Mug’ (‘old’ silver mug or the Copa America trophy Won five in a row.) Followed by those in 1995, 2000 and 2017.
The tenth and decisive heat, which was postponed due to lack of wind on Tuesday, today (Wednesday) marks a new regatta course of almost complete dominance of New Zealand under the 10-11 knot wind from the north-east, located 5 km away Was. Northeast Auckland and race director, Ian Murray, have chosen, as the forecast has marked good records for them.
In addition, Murray was advised by the Spanish regatta officer Maria Torijo, that he did not want about two thousand boats in the water that could cause mobility problems as had happened on other days.
The opening was on par and balance was the dominant note at the first crossing, but with today’s wind, the New Zealanders have gained a seven-second lead at the end of the first leg with a fast boat.
From there, Australian Galen Ashby (the key figure in the ‘Kiwi’ win) and Olympic champion and six-time world champion of the 49th category with a brilliant strategy using the foils (ailerons) under control. Captain Peter Burling’s inseparable partner Blair Tuke, with the same record, is widening the face of advantage Italian impotence.
It was Italy’s third defeat in the Copa America final after 1992 (Il Morro de Venezia) and 2000, a stunning 5–0 win 21 years ago against Luna Rossa in Auckland on 2 March.
In the Italian squad, co-captain Jimmy Spiethill, the man who, in 2013 in San Francisco, commanded the American Oracle, defeated Dean Barker’s team 1-8 against New Zealand to humiliate the ‘Kiwis’ and defeat them 9 to 1. Trailed by -8. -8.
Today he returns to Peter Burling and his people. In 2017, in Bermuda, being commanded by ‘Oracle’, they beat them 7–1 in the final and today that clear 7–3; A difficult revenge. “It seems unrealistic,” Burling said after the win.