Sunday, September 8, 2013
Quintin Hogg will be delighted and relieved; Emirates Team New Zealand has won the first race of the 34th America's Cup match in convincing fashion.
They lost the lead in the upwind leg after a great start, but sailed over the top of the Oracle boat showing better speed upwind. That bodes well for the rest of the match.
Race Two starts soon, but we'll miss the end of it. Here's hoping that when the boats are put away for the day ETNZ will need seven more wins and the Oracle team will still need eleven.
It's a great spectacle; that much is for sure!