Agence France-PresseSeptember 7, 2013 18:50
Emirates New Zealand dominated the opening races of the America's Cup on Saturday, stepping closer to claiming the yachting world's coveted prize.
New Zealand beat defending champion Oracle Team USA off the starting line and across the finish twice in a row, besting the defending champion when it came to speed and maneuvering.
"That was a fantastic day," New Zealand team tactician Ray Davies said after the second race.
Oracle skipper Jimmy Spithill, understandably, had a different viewpoint, saying "it was obviously not the result we wanted."