I’m a bit sad the yachting is over. But what a result! I’ve missed only one of the 30+ races that ETNZ has competed in. It’s sweet after writing four years ago too.
Winning against Sweden when they got a penalty that the umpires said later they shouldn’t have given; the two defeats to USA in the playoffs; the capsize; and then watching Aotearoa get faster, smoother with such a cool crew. Watching Peter Burling win 7 of 8 starts against all predictions.
The TV comentators have been great too. I’ve really warmed to the American yachting legend Ken Read who provided analysis with Alastair Eykyn. Nice work.
Credit is due to Sir Russell Coutts and Bermuda. What a fantastic event.
And all the on screen graphics including heart rate monitors, pressure charts. It’s exciting to imagine the technology we’ll see next time around. In Auckland!