New Zealand beats Oracle for third time in America's Cup

New Zealand beats Oracle for third time in America's Cup

New Zealand beats Oracle for third time in America's Cup

The Kiwis started the 35th edition of the America's Cup with a negative point after Team USA won the previous qualifiers.

Team New Zealand needs four wins, Oracle TeamUSA seven. Oracle needs to win seven to keep the silver trophy in the hands of one of the world's richest men, software tycoon Larry Ellison, who has been watching the shellacking from a team support boat.

Both teams sailed well on Sunday, with fewer obvious mistakes than in Saturday's races, and the differences in performance came down to pure speed.

Despite relinquishing the point advantage they held at the beginning of yesterday, Oracle Team USA helmsman Jimmy Spithill is refusing to panic, especially with the experience of overturning an 8-1 deficit to the same opposition in 2013.

But the post-race race words of Jimmy Spithill will sound a warning and serve as a reminder for Emirates Team New Zealand; "We have been here before", says the American skipper.

"We're under no illusions that we've got a lot of hard work going forward", said Burling". Clearly we need to now put everything back on the table.

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"Day one is massive, it's the most important day, if someone comes out with a speed advantage, psychologically that's huge for the rest of the series", said Ben Ainslie, skipper of Land Rover BAR at a morning briefing.

Oracle does have history on its side.

Emirates Team New Zealand moved into a 3-0 lead over Oracle Team USA after the first four races of the America's Cup.

"Good boat speed and good manoeuvres, it's turning out quite nicely for us".

The 37-year-old Australian skipper of Oracle Team USA will take on all comers, whether it's from behind the wheel of his fast catamaran in the America's Cup, in a boxing ring or via lethal mind games at news conferences.

However, once again Emirates Team New Zealand gave their rivals a glimmer of hope in the closing stages as ORACLE TEAM USA dramatically cut the gap to Emirates Team New Zealand on the run to the fifth mark.

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Smack talk is hardly new in the America's Cup. “The teams hungry. Theyre a very, very competitive group.

"Today was a really good day for us", Burling said.

"I think what happened is that we lost a rudder", revealed Spithill, reflecting on the manoeuvre that all but ended their challenge.

Let's end with an old cup saying: "The America's Cup has already been won, we just don't know who it is yet". The one-design elements narrow the range for major change, and teams are limited in the number of all-important foils they can make.

The Aussie said the crew needed to up its game for the next races.

The always-crafty Kiwis are using a "cyclor" grinding system.

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