Brave, calm, and a little luck, the New Zealand Chiefs (EmiratesTeamNewZealand) unexpectedly won the LV America’s Cup Regatta New York. The third and final round of the day was very dramatic. The poor sailing made the New Zealand Chiefs fall to sixth place, bypassing the last upwind with the penultimate position; during the downwind stage, several other fleets were penalized for exceeding the border. After a robbery, with the gust of wind crossing the finish line for the first time, won the game and maintained the leaderboard position.
‘Today’s game is very difficult, the wind is changing, and we must dare to take risks,’ said the captain of the New Zealand Chiefs, Ashby, gleefully. . ‘
‘Everything is possible in a sailing race. If you can aim at the top three in each race, the result will be very strong at the end of the race,’ said New Zealand Chiefs Peter Burling. Captain Ashby concluded: ‘We are relieved and ecstatic to win the New York race. The victory in New York has earned the team more points, which is not easy, so we are very excited.’
Many people gathered on the Hudson River that day to watch the war, including the former Prime Minister of New Zealand and the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme. After winning the New York victory, the New Zealand Chiefs have extended their lead over the Oracle team to 8 points in the LV America’s Cup regatta standings. (Photo / text watch home Xu Chaoyang)