Highlights from the America's Cup from San Francisco Bay. First contested in 1851, the event boasts the oldest trophy in international sport.
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weeks of racing Emirates Team New Zealand are anchored on a match
point. They sail into a huge lead. The Kiwis now just... Despite
trailing, Oracle Team USA were confident they could pull off a
comeback. The Americans will come to the line and they will extend this
series. Oracle Team US gets the win in race 12. From the start we were
off the post. It is like we get the best out of our people when they are
under that sort of pressure. Say they a week is a long time in
politics. Try sailing! Bad luck and weather have conspired against Dean
Barker and his crew. Their commanding lead has slowly eroded.
This is the third race now that we have been in the race and haven't
won. We can easily get this done. It is just a case of going out there
again and racing hard. Now with the finishing line in sight, it is an
intriguing match play situation - it is anybody's game. Thanks largely to
intriguing match play situation - it a rejuvenated American crew.
It is full throttle for us. We don't have an option. The boys are almost
- it sounds crazy - but they are almost excited. One American defeat
and this 34th America's Cup will be heading to New Zealand.
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history. San Francisco Bay has produced everything oh ea stunning
background, poor weather conditions and on Sunday there was talk of
stopping the race for a whale I is proving to be a frustrating time for
both teams. The Americans are desperate to keep their winning
momentum going, whereas the Kiwis and their fans have been on stand by
to celebrate for almost a week. Dean Barker desperately trying to grind
out a win to satisfy the four-and-a-half million sailing
fanatics back home. Their decade-long march to return the cup
to Auckland has faltered with the finishing line in sight. It may have
been a blessing in disguise for us as a chance to re-group after the
disappointment of the day before. So upbeat, so excited to be out there
sailing. We couldn't be happier to be here racing in these conditions.
We are looking forward to today. The Americans are hours in the boat
shed every night, fine tuning their boat. It is paying off. The team is
quicker. The team transformed. Today is obviously another big day
for the cup. We have been up against it for the past few days. We have
managed to hang in there. We are enjoying the challenge of stopping
the Kiwis from winning it. The more wins we can take off them, the more
pressure it puts on them. We are really enjoying taking one race at a
time and focussing on that one race to get each point we can.
The America's Cup is entering unchartered waters. No-one thought
it would take this long. But its development has chaptered
the imagination of everybody. Despite it favouring the Kiwis,
there is debate over who will win. For the 14th race in this great
story, there are no real weather problems, despite the clouds, let's
cross to our commentators. It is good out here. Good current,
good wind speed. Here is the problem, however - the fog keeps
coming in and out, which will make it difficult to read the wind on the
water, putting a premium on the tacticians, Ben Ainslie and Ray
Davis. Oracle USA has done six practise starts. Thanks Gary. Let's
get the tide and course report from Ken. It is the end of the flood
tide. This is something that we have not seen in quite a while. We have
been dealing with ebb tides, the tide going out for almost a week.
This is different. It is different off the starting line. What happens
is that poor tack entry, the entry the Oracle will have in both starts
to negated by this tide - the weather up to the Golden Gate Bridge
actually comes into play more often weather up to the Golden Gate Bridge
in this tide circumstance. So, look for things to be changed up a bit. A
little different from what we have seen in the past. As usual starts
off with that exciting blasted to number one. Very often that is the
race right there, Todd. We have seen more changes in lead in this
America's Cup than any other America's Cup in history. Look for
that to happen again - Oracle needs two races. There is just no other
way around it. The defenders of the kup make their
move. -- Cup make their move. . They were
dangerous dangerously close. They thought May be early there and
slowed the boat down at the last second. It does not look like it has
made a difference though. Day 12. Oracle Team USA must win to
keep this regatta going. One more loss and the cup will go to the
Kiwis. You heard the comment from sling
sling - good one bro! There doesn't seem to be a lot of pressure from
these guys. There you saw a tack inside of a
gybe. These guys are staying upcurrent a little bit, towards the
bridge. Oracle is dangerously close to the line here. They have a lot of
time to kill. They said they have 30 to kill to the line - that is a lot
of time. Gapping off by Team New Zealand.
They are trying to get to the weather end. Have they shown their
hand too early? This will be a time and distance start.
Day 12, race 14 is on. It is the same thing again - Oracle
is in the favourite lured position. The other boat has to stay out of
the way. They will avoid the mark again. This is typical strategy.
What they are doing, is the Americans are pushing the Kiwis off
course as far thaz K They will try and get -- as far as they can. They
will try and get them slow. Remember, the boundary will come
into place fairly shortly. Simultaneous gybe - who can do it
better? I think actually New Zealand slowed
down on that gybe on purpose, to make sure they were not committed to
Oracle who was the right-of-way boat in that position. They have to get
down to this mark, obviously. They have to leave the mark to their
right side. The lead is six seconds to Team USA.
The Kiwis are to their left-hand side and now the tactics begin.
Oracle Team USA, three knots faster than the Kiwis. They could be
sailing again. It is not like traditional sailing where the puffs
come from behind the boat. They are dead in front of the boat, so very
often the boat ahead has the advantage, just by sailing into a
better breeze. So the second comes here on race
number 14. Again, the Americans have So the second comes here on race
a lead of 125 metres, as we check in on the water. Looking at the wind on
the water here, it gets lighter as they get close tore the gate. Good
pressure, more wind will be a premium. You want a gybe when you
are in the stronger wind, not when it is light.
I love the way Oracle Team USA has improved here over the past week and
out of the textbook, stay between your competitor and the mark. The
mistake both have made in previous races - they are not making that
mistake now. What do you think of gate selection? What side do you
think the Americans will go for? Ben Ainslie and Team USA has the chose,
left or right. I think he went for left to work that.
There is less current over there. That will be the best place to be.
So the Americans going about their business as they have grown the lead
to more than 274 metres, dropping just minutely just, as we go back to
the Kiwis. They need one more victory and the America's Cup is
theirs. They are not getting the pressure. They are not getting the
speed we notice on the downward leg. This is nervous moments for all Kiwi
fans, all the way around the world. This is clearly a nervous moment.
Oracle sailing away here. It has been thought this medium breeze,
this was a breeze that New Zealand possibly had an advantage in. It is
not showing up right now on this leg. There is the situation right
now - the Americans have a 300-metre lead. We look at Jimmy Spithill on
the centre of the screen. He is the helmsman. You could see a full split
at this mark. There are three ways, with the incoming tide it is
sweeping along the bay of the shoreline. Team New Zealand could
split all the way to the shoreline right away. We could see the biggest
split we have seen in this entire event so far. At mark number two, it
is Oracle, team USA, their lead 300 metres and they will make their way
towards Alcatraz island. The Americans lead at gate number --
their lead at gate number one was six seconds. It has more than
doubled here on leg number two. I heard Ben Ainslie say, keep going
straight all the way to the boundary. I guarantee you they had a
play book committed before this race started F we are ahead, we're going
for the cone. Their lead has been quadrupled from
six to 24 seconds - the Kiwis will head towards the shore and the
Americans will look for relief relief there behind Alcatraz Island.
So the Americans on leg number three of five, nursing a 300-metre lead.
How much relief will they see off the back of Alcatraz Island with the
tide? A knot-and-a-half, Todd. They could get a current sweeping up
towards the windward mark. That will help them gain a little more. New
Zealand, on the other hand, has done the right move, heading for the same
spot. I don't know if they will have the speed to catch up. That ebb
spot. I don't know if they will have current - the current out of the
bay, along the city front is not enough yet, so they decided to keep
it close and they are playing the cone - that tidal relief behind
Alcatraz, just like the Americans had. There is the scene on the San
Francisco Bay. Alcatraz off to the right. The Americans 300 metre lead
over the Kiwis. It is 270 metres for right. The Americans 300 metre lead
team USA - the defenders of the Cup. The Kiwis trying to close in. There
is Alcatraz Island T only thing I know about it is it is somewhere you
don't want to go. For the sailors, this is where they are heading
towards. We talked about the tidal relief under Alcatraz or the tidal
relief of the shoreline. Both these boats determine it is not
relief of the shoreline. Both these enough in the ebb or the change, so
they both elected to go up behind Alcatraz Island and try and stay out
of the current that way. For Americans now it is an easy choice -
stick with your competitor and hopefully stay between them and the
mark. Close to the boundary right there.
That was almost like a boundary that snuck up on them and they did a
crash tack there. That was not their best. Nonetheless, still a nice
little lead. They have found a spot all along the water front here -
people have made their way out to Alcatraz. Look at our good friends -
that is some prime real estate with the tower behind them. They are
watching on, as is the rest of the world. This is the 34th America's
Cup. Well it is one thing to go out there
in front of the media at the end of the day and say, we believe we can
win, we think we are faster - it is another thing to do it. Jimmy
Spithill, his crew have gone out and done it: They have backed up the
words their leader said at the podium. Here they are leading on leg
three of five, which would be a clincher for that man, Dean Barker
and his crew. They cannot track down the Americans right now. It looks
like this point we will see a second the Americans right now. It looks
race of the day. I will not say who mentioned that but one Ken Reid
guaranteed it. That is Ray Davies. How about this - it comes down to
140 metres. Gary, why the big drop for the Americans? Well what, is
happening here is that the wind is actually getting lighter at the top
of the course, so they are going slower. More wind at the bottom,
that is what New Zealand has. Boy, is that current ripping out here.
That will be a big factor. Ripping, what I mean, flooding, coming into
the bay. That was a big change there, wasn't it? I think it just
got light for the guys ahead of that shore. And they really came back
into it in a big way t Kiwis did. As I look up the course, on the left
side of the screen there, right in under the city front, there is a
little bit of a left shift, in other words the wind is better on the
shore and the current is less. New Zealand could take advantage of it.
A good move by Oracle to cover - the right thing to do. Still not a lot
of panic in these guys, but the lead is shrinking here. A lot has to do
with the boat ahead. They leave the cone behind Alcatraz and sail out on
the convey ya belt. It is going the cone behind Alcatraz and sail out on
wrong way. It leads a bit of a lead. This has got a lot tighter than the
wrong way. It leads a bit of a lead. guys on Oracle ever thought it
would. I can guarantee you that. This next cross is not very far.
Wow! What a comeback - it is Team New Zealand. And here come the
Kiwis, they were down by more than 300 metres. Here they are, right
behind the Americans. Here we go again - hold on folks,
welcome to the modern America's Cup. Now New Zealand is going oh the
middle, where -- going out to the middle, now a chance for the
Americans make up ground. They don't have starboard be advantage if they
come close. If I am New Zealand I want to tack early and not wait a
long tiesmt The reason they don't want to go out
into the flood. There is a nice game back - you
wonder if they will tack before this current. That would be two tacks in
quick succession. Very tough to do that. They can lose more. Looking
for Oracle to tack two to three boat lengths.
The tide and wind pressure and right now, both boats are basically
walking on the escalator the wrong way and they radio trying to get as
much -- and they are trying to get as much pressure. It looks like the
left side of the course has more favourable winds and so that is why
both are hugging the shore front. Such a fine line with these boats.
They do manoeuvre, even though we say how much better they have got at
tacking - catamarans are bad tacking boats. You try and minimise as many
as you can, while staying on the proper side of the conyeaor belt
here. It is a high-aspect sail. Oracle has
a low-aspect sail. I am wondering, as you are the sail-maker, having
that gybe is helpful to the New Zealanders? It looks to be a bigger
sail. A lot of times these sails, they help help the wind itself, just
create flow over the wing itself. You wonder if it makes it is a
smaller gybe in general. It seems like they are in a high slow mode to
get up in front of New Zealand. I like the course that the USA sailing
- high, slow, just close it up, takeaway any passing... Up ahead I
see the wind turning to the right. That will help Oracle. They will
tack with a favourable wind shift. That was the voice of Ray Davis. He
is not laying left. An interesting call by these guys on Oracle. They
will do two tacks into the gate and take the downwind mark that brings
them offshore first. Team ne land will do one -- team New Zealand will
likely do one tack here. Will the strategy pay off for Oracle
Team USA? They throw in one extra tack. Now they are inside gate
number three. Three more lengths to go and the Americans will have a
victory, but the Kiwis are coming fast.
Todd, I am nervous and I am not in a boat! For the Kiwis, the Kiwi
mentality, they don't just ever quit. New ze land has chopped -- New
Zealand has chopped nine seconds off - it stands at 15 seconds. Did they
make the right call? Everyone hooer is watching -- - here is watching,
cheering on the Kiwis and cheering on the Americans. So the lead is
back up to 300 metres for the Americans. They rolled the dice and
it came up - will it pay off with two more legs? San Francisco Bay is
the setting for the 34th America's Cup.
Oracle Team USA - the defenders - need to win out six more races and
the cup will stay in the States. If they have one the cup will go to the
Kiwis. Do they close right up to 100 metres again. A slow tack. Gary, it
must be very puffy down on the water? Very puffy on the shoreline.
I like what Oracle is doing. This is where New Zealand has to gybe now.
They have to geft over there. That where New Zealand has to gybe now.
is a lot of manoeuvring right now. They are struggling to get up on the
foils. That is how light it is. They are right back next to them again. I
am not so sure about that last manoeuvre by Oracle Team USA. They
did it early. They did it four lengths and stayed between them in
the mark, not straight ahead of them. Really light air out there
right now. Just a matter of minutes, we were talking about 300 metres. It
has dropped down to below 100. Again the Americans have found their pace.
New Zealand is in very light wind now. They too have to manoeuvre and
get back to the right. It is really puffy and it is who gets up on their
foils right now. It is so light. I think if they were sailing normally
foils right now. It is so light. I and they were set up for it they
might have code zeros now, because they are struggling to get up on the
foils. Whoever does makes huge gains into the other guy. This is leg four
of five. This is race number 14 on day 12. The Kiwis looking for just
one lone victory to take Cup. All of a sudden Oracle has gone.
Team New Zealand - there is where the two gybes happened. New Zealand
almost went backwards on the racecourse. They went dead across
the racecourse, never got any wind, never got up on the foils.
It is that crazy out there. Catamaran racing at its best.
It seems like it is nol man's land. When you go over there, the wind
seems to go away. The Americans are back into the course, nursing this
260 metres lead over New Zealand. To see the boat up in on foils right
there is a huge sense of relief. I don't think this race is ever over
there. Here is New Zealand, only eight knots faster than Oracle right
now. Big Gybe. Can they get it up and go around this marker?
That is what Oracle does - up on the foils and now flying in excess of 34
knots. Boy, this is unbelievably huge for Oracle. Fending that off,
dealing the pressures - every moment of that race was a terrifying
experience for Ben Ainslie - I can tell you that. It was six seconds at
mark number one. Down to 15 seconds at mark number three. It looks like
the Americans have done enough here on this fourth leg to put the Kiwis
in a bad spot as their lead has now gone up over 20 seconds. 20 seconds
even to be exact. Todd, that is why you have a
four-time Olympic gold medallist as your tactician. Cool under pressure.
It is terrifying being in those shoes at times when you see the
other guy reeling you in, like Emirates New Zealand was during that
race. 36-year-old Sir Ben Ainslie - a four time Olympic gold medallist,
also has a silver in his collection. He was brought on board to make some
changes and mix things up when Oracle Team USA was unable to get
winds and it looked looic the Kiwis were going to get this thing. They
started to plan their parade I is not the case. Race number 14 on day
12 will go the way of the defenders Oracle, Team USA, lives to fight
another race. Wow!
No other word! Give these guys, give New Zealand a
tonne of credit. They were behind at times - they did not quit. It shows
you, stand by folks, we have another race to go here and there's nothing
off limits at this stage. Because you are trying to sail as
fast as you can but you know the wind is lighter at you get down the
course. The guys did a good job sailing the boat, keeping it calm.
You know, again working with Tom, did a great job. When the heat came
on and they were on our hammer there, we managed to hold on and
make the right decisions. But, yeah a few nervous moments that is for
sure. USA fight off elimination once again. The Americans are in full
flight with their scorching boat speed and Sir Ben's tackles. If they
are to retain the Cup they need another straight five.
A beautiful Sunday afternoon for the second race of the day and another
opportunity for New Zealand to clinch that elusive win. Once again,
the American Americans have the favoured port entry. Let's see what
happens. So, at two minutes it is game on for race number 15. New
Zealand looking for one victory to take the Cup and the Americans
looking for one to extend it into next week. Jimmy Spithill talking
about tack again. Different tactics than we have seen in the ebb tides.
All of a sudden these guys are worried about getting too far
downcurrent. So a quick little tack right in front of Emirates New
Zealand right there. Very surprising.
So the Americans have filed a protest.
They have switched side - very interesting play by both of them.
Oracle tacking in front. Switched back over again. Penalty is waved
off. Both boats very close to the line
here. They'll have to kill a lot of time.
Emirates does not want to get overlapped here. They want to
prevent from being overlapped. Can overlapped here. They want to
they get up to weather? Is Jimmy Spithill too close to this layline?
Keep gapping, if you are Team New Zealand at this stage. Try and keep
distance between the two boats. And this looks very similar to what we
saw in race number 14. Will the Americans try and push them high at
the line? This is different though. This is way down by that yellow
line. This is much further down the line. Emirates Team New Zealand
could be in a better place to be a sling shot here in this start.
We've got a clear race on race number 15. The Americans trying to
stay alive. Here comes the Kiwi acceleration. The Kiwis did a little
bit of a skid side ways. Is that enough to allow Oracle to stay out
in front? I think it is going to be? New Zealand was too late, twol
seconds late. -- two seconds late. At mark
seconds late. one, it is the Americans who have
the inside lane, but the lead is just a mere three seconds.
Boy, this is just, this is a broken record here right now, but, tiny,
tiny little mistake there, or bad luck, really did the Kiwis in. That
is just a shame for those guys. Ray Davis is tired of this position, I
tell you that. You cannot give up. You have to keep
fighting. Eventually you'll find a way to go past. Is what New Zealand
is hoping for. Four-and-a-half million people. It is Monday in New
Zealand. The folks down there are saying, let's wrap this up so we can
get back to some effective work. As the boats pass our position here, it
looks like Oracle Team USA are sailing faster. So the I can r Kiwis
first to -- so the Kiwis first to gybe. It is a matter of where you
see the wind. If you are the boat ahead, remember, get a better chance
of actually gybing when you want and in the breeze that you like. So, a
lot of times we see the boat ahead extend because they are picking a
more op tune time. Here we go, leg number two. The
Americans with a sizable lead. They had the start they wanted. They led
at mark number one. The question is, can Emirates New Zealand find the
sweet spot on this course and reel them back in? A look at Glenn Ashby,
they are looking for anything right now. They are looking for a miracle,
they are looking for the fans to wave the Kiwi flags, to give them
some sort of breeze that they can work with. Full credit to sling
sling and Ainslie in the back of -- Slingsby and Ainslie in the back of
this boat. They make their way to the gate.
They have all the time in the world to make this decision. Jimmy
Spithill will make it clean and they will head towards Alcatraz yet
again. This will be an absolutely enormous number on the clock by the
time the I can wis get to gate -- by the time the Kiwis get to gate two.
It is paying off - you would think they would be terrified. I mean,
they are one race away from losing the America's Cup and not a single
bit of tension on board the boat. Very impressive!
Just sort of the laylines t Kiwis make this gybe. They still have
about 100 metres before they get to the gate. And the clock keeps
running. I like the fact not one member of Oracle looked at the other
boat as it passed. And it will be one minute even. The
advantage for the Americans, as the Kiwis now head upwind, looking for
Mother Nature to give them a hand. So, just like in race number 14, the
Kiwis not giving up. 250 metres. Just shifting into that ebb current
- that outgoing current along the city front before Oracle does right
now. They will have an advantage until Oracle get across that tide
mark. Initially when they made the change on Oracle U ssmt SA replacing
with Ben Ainslie, who is normally a helmsman and you #45d Tom Slingsby,
I thought it would not work out. I thought it would be like having
three quarterbacks, but they have all found their spot. Kostecki is a
great at the tigs. He was trying to all found their spot. Kostecki is a
-- a great at the tigs. He was trying to work with a boat that was
-- a great at the tigs. He was not up to speed in the first couple
of races. These guys are doing a great job. It They did make several
changes. Several changes to the boat. So it was not just the
replacement of John Kostecki that has turned this around. Absolutely
not. You can make the case, it is not that at all.
This beginning part of this leg is where they make some good inroads
every single time they are behind. Don't count them by any means. You
think that is a long distance. These boats make up such distance in such
a short period of time with one gust of wind, they go two or three times
the speed of the wind. You can close it up easily.
So the Kiwis make the tack and they trail the Americans and the lead is
coming down now about 250 metres. Really, there is hardly any tide on
the right-hand side of the korss. You see the -- Of the course. You
see the tide line. The blue arrows are these tide models. To the right
of Oracle there, this there is a big current line on the water. They are
both probably in similar tide at this stage. Maybe a little advantage
to New Zealand. It is probably not as dramatic as those blue arrows
were showing us. This is leg three of five. The
second race of the day. The Americans won the first race, which
was race 14. And every race they win, it forces another one because
the Kiwis are on match point. One more victory to New Zealand and the
the Kiwis are on match point. One race is theirs. A breeze increase as
they get up here. That is a nice advantage for the boat ahead. When
you sail into more wind, you tend to extend. Look at the difference in
speed. 31 knots for the US boat. Only 23 for Emirates Team New
Zealand. That is a tremendous difference.
Oracle setting up to take the left gate going down wind. That has not
worked. See if they do that left gate this time.
You are hearing the voice of Ben Ainslie. The far right of your
screen. We will see an early gybe out of
Oracle here just to stay with the other boat. At gate number three,
the Americans maintain a lead. At gate number two, it was one minute.
The clock begins. How much will be their lead as they head to the
finish line? So the Americans around gate three,
happy with the pressure they are feeling on the right-hand side of
the course as they head downwind. Emirates make the turn. The good
news for the Kiwis is they have cut Emirates make the turn. The good
the lead almost in half. What do the Americans need to do to
maintain this lead? Very simple - stay between the New Zealanders and
the mark. They are looking really good. Tomorrow will be another day
if they are able to hold on. Well, is the lead insurmountable? It
may be as Team New Zealand is running out of tack. Dean Barker
trying to find some magic mo Jo trying to get his -- mojo trying to
get his boat up to where the Americans are.
Any idea what the weather conditions look like for tomorrow? I had a talk
with the principal race officer. He says the wind tomorrow will be a
little lighter, about the same direction. If we go on to Tuesday -
that is a big if, if we do, the winds will be stronger. The
prospects of two races over two days are very encouraging. Expect the
unexpected here in San Francisco when it comes to the weather. We
have seen high winds, low winds, fog, even spotted some whales on the
course yesterday. All of a sudden Oracle has a slow gybe rate there. A
500-metre lead is down to almost nothing. Very light at this end of
the racecourse. Here we go, under 150 metres and here come the Kiwis.
Just very late wind under Alcatraz. Oracle fell into a wind shadow -
that was the difference. They gybe away, Gary. This is a big call right
now. I guess they feel like they have to do something. Very hard to
pass. They are behind - give it a try.
The problem for New Zealand is they are gybing right into where Oracle
found the right wind. And look at the speeds - the
Americans approaching 29 knots, the Kiwis drop down to 11. Oracle will
go right down, I believe lay this mark from where they were. Look at
the zigzags up in the middle of the course.
After a close call in the middle of leg number four, the Americans make
the right call. Now it is the charge for home for Oracle Team USA,
looking to keep this regatta going through the weekend and into
tomorrow. That is unbelievable! We were down
to 110 metres and the Kiwis looked to be coming fast. And then, just
like that, it is back up to 400 metres and the clock running over 30
seconds. Astonishing really, how quickly we have seen these collapse
and then get put back on together. It is just a stunning racecourse out
here. What is supposed to be a very predictable place - San Francisco
Bay. If you are a fan of Oracle Team USA - that is a beautiful sight. Up
on the foils, with a lead on top of Emirates New Zealand. So, two races
today go the way of the defenders of the America's Cup - Oracle Team USA
will pick up point number five. It will now be with the Kiwis needs
just one. The Sunday showdown belongs to Oracle. There is belief
in the crew as they cut into the Kiwi's lead.
37 seconds in front. Kiwi's lead.
something to cheer about for the home crowd and a return for the man
who has put in hundreds of millions of dollars - the billionaire Larry
Ellison. So a fourth straight win means the Americans only need four
more to win. New Zealand still searching for that one race win.
It was always going to be a battle. We knew that. And you know, without
question, they have improved since the first week.
We feel like we have improved also. The game is very, very close. It is
going to be a case of having to battle for every point. I said that
we had one hell of a challenge on our hands. I said that stranger
things had happened in sport. I thought we had the boat and team to
make a comeback. And that was something I wanted to be a part of.
I am not the only one. I mean, everyone on the boat wants to be a
part of it. The entire team around everyone on the boat wants to be a
us wants to be a part of it. Now we've got the city and really the
nation behind us. I have got a huge belief in our team and the guys. I
know that we have definitely got enough to go out there and win this
thing. We have obviously had a tough few days. Some ups and downs. Things
which have gone against us. It is sport and we know we can bounce
back. So we are very ex-sited about getting out there -- excited about
getting out there tomorrow and doing what we do well. When they do return
to the water, this will be the longest America's Cup match on
record. The forecast is for lighter conditions. Everything is balanced
on a knife edge. The Kiwi's campaign seems to have ground to a halt. The
Americans have a wave of momentum that seems to be increasing every
day. We are back on Tuesday, at 11. 50pm
day. on BBC Two, with the climax of this
34th America's Cup. Will it stay in American hands or will New Zealand
finally win their match-point?