Episode 13 Sailing: America's Cup


Episode 13

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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The America's Cup has a tradition producing dramatic moments as

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sailors compete to be crowned the best. 162 years ago the schooner

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America won the first race around the Isle of Wight. The Cup was Chris

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enned there and then. Three years ago Oracle won the Cup.

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The campaign was bank rolled by billionaire Mr Ellison. As the

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defender they get to make the rules, choose the venue and choose design

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the boats for the next event. It is a real test for the crew on board.

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The boats for this Cup are 72-metres long. The space age cat marans are

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known as AC72s. Foils lift them out of the water, abouting sell ng them

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to 50 miles per hour. It has produced some of the most exciting

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racing ever seen. Two boats hurtling towards each

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other, with no brakes. Very close, racing on the very edge and

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sometimes over. New Zealand are what's known as "the

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challenger. Oo I "the Kiwis won the right to face the Americans when

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they saw off competition from Sweden and Italy. So, at the start of this

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regatta, they were definitely match-fit.

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The Americans, on the other hand, had no warm-up event, so they made

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up their own, building two identical boats, racing against each other.

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One skippered by Jimmy Spithill, the other by Sir Ben Ainslie. More on

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him later. After three years of development,

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both teams were very evenly matched. It was too close to call. Just days

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before the start, Team USA found themselves two points behind. An

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international jury decided the team had broken the rules in an earlier

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competition. That put them at minus two on the score board.

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Nevertheless, the most eagerly anticipated America's Cup began.

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It is Oracle Team USA... They approach the line for the start of

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race number one of the 34th America's Cup.

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The first race went New Zealand's way. In fact, they won three out of

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the first four. By the fifth, America looked

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second-best. This is really interesting tactics by Oracle. I

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don't know what they are doing right now, to be honest.

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The situation looked critical. It had come to a head. With no points

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on board, they took an unprecedented step and substituted their tactician

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for Sir Ben Ainslie. Could a British knight rescue an American Cup

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campaign? Really it is like taking over somebody's science project the

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day before the exam, and you know, have to do a lot of swopping to get

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up to speed with the different software we have and the course

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management. With the most decorated Olympic

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sailor ever on board, it was set up for a fairytale comeback. No-one

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told Dean Barker and his crew. USA lost the next two races and trialled

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6-0 on the score board. You can be a rooster one day and a feather duster

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the next, mate! By race eight, the Kiwis were sailing on the crest of a

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wave, but were in for a massive shock. New Zealand almost capsized!

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Oh, my gosh! New Zealand have the right of way

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there. Oh, my goodness! By race nine, Team

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USA had cleared their penalty points and could chase into New Zealand's

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lead. Impressive from start to finish w the most impressive race

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time of the series. Day number six of the America's Cup belongs to the

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Americans. Too much wind and too much tide had

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already caused chaos to the race schedule. With a comfortable 7-1

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lead, New Zealand seemed to sail through it. In race 11 Dean Barker's

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crew passed the Americans upwind and moved within one point of winning

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the regatta. I think the question is; imagine if these guys lost from

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here - what an upset that would be! Race 13 proved unlucky for New

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Zealand as they looked to wrap up the series - no wind, no speed, it

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was like racing in slow motion. Agonisingly in sight of the finish

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line, Cup success was two minutes away.

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The race has been abandoned! The rule is the race must be

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completed in 40 minutes. The Kiwis have not won a race since.

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Team USA's fight back from 8-1 down has piled the pressure on New

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Zealand, who have to bear the weight of an expectant nation. It is

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outrating the All Blacks, which is something. Yesterday the cracks were

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really beginning to show. Come on!

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The Americans levelled the series. Their seventh race win in a row is a

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new record and this 34th edition of Their seventh race win in a row is a

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the Cup is only the third time there's been a win-takes-all

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showdown. One of the mysteries of this

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America's Cup is how Team USA have turned their boat from slug to

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slippery. Their incredible comeback has ignited a global audience. Glim

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ping the future of match racing at has ignited a global audience. Glim

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its highest level. That is what Larry Ellison wanted. It is a huge

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race when it comes to the history of sailing and the America's Cup. Such

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a long build-up and such an amazing series of racing. Both teams must be

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hugely excited about what is ahead. We'll not leave anything in the

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tank. I mean the boys, every single day, find another level to go to.

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Today, I am going to ask for everything. Of course they will

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deliver and find something else. Having never been behind New Zealand

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have been stuck on match point for seven days. It's not just the 8-1

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lead they lost, they are Government-backed and there the

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taxpayer might not fund another campaign if they lose. I have

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complete belief. Our team, our guys and I know we can win the race

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today. You know, it is obviously a big ask the way the Oracle guys have

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been sailing. It will be very difficult. They have improved a huge

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amount. They are not unbeatable. We know that if we put together a solid

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performance then we can win the race. Lo hat has been made -- A lot

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has been made about today. It is a monumental occasion for the

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America's Cup and it will be remembered for a long, long time.

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We go about the business of actually remembering it for the ght reasons.

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There's no second place in this America's Cup. The describe the

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final showdown let's go to commentary. And to update us on that

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all-important win is Gary Jobson. So the current is flooding in. It makes

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the waves small. It will be a premium on boat handling. You have

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to push hard. This is the race of this century. Last century, 1983 -

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sailors from Auckland, New Zealand, San Francisco and all the way to New

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Jersey are on the edge of their seats today! More from Gary today.

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We have a flood tide coming into the bay. It is not as strong as we have

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seen in the past. It will smooth the course out a bit. It will. New

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Zealand think the smooth water is to their benefit. They think that is

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when they go well against Oracle. They don't like the chop. This makes

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a difference in the start-box. The weather towards the end of the

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Golden Gate Bridge becomes more favoured when there is a current

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like this. It is because it is a better angle to mark number one. It

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is a subtle little difference. But you can make a case that the leader

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at mark one goes on to win this case. The boats are that equal in

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speed. Obviously up and down and a case. The boats are that equal in

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half times, to huge crowds along the city today. And then the region to

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the famous - somebody has to finally win the America's Cup here, Todd!

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So there you see the current. They have been talking about their

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tactics. I think it will be high. You're not

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going to go to the shoreline and go all the way... I am saying like we

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don't want to let them cross over and let them get on this side of us,

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do we? No. If they go to the left, then surely we build light pressure

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and attack... I am saying we are not rolling straight away. No.

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So, at 2. 10 - there was the right of way to the start box and the

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Americans will follow. This tact has been favourable. Both skipper,

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skippers on both teams think to be able to enther the box ten -- enter

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the box ten seconds early is an advantage. Team New Zealand has

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locked out at the beginning of today's race.

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We are over! More over... Here is where the at

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the tigs will feed -- the tactician will feed information to the

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helmsman. He is totally in control here, using instincts, setting up,

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not only to get to the line in time, but to get themselves between the

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other boat and the first mark. One minute to go to the start. Team

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New Zealand has set themselves up down lu in the box. -- low in the

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box. It is called the gapping off - they

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box. might try and use that gap if they

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can get to the line at the same time to have a better angle to mark one

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and roll over-the-top. 35 seconds, Jimmy Spithill shows

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like he'll go for the hook and then pulls it off. Trying to keep a gap

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here at this stage. He is hooked to... He has to get better time and

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distance and roll over-the-top. That is their only chance at this stage.

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Team New Zealand is down low. This is a dangerous spot for Emirates

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Team New Zealand right now. The wind is good. We are all clear.

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Race 19. Such a critical moment in this race.

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A beautiful job by New Zealand. Can they hold the overlap? Huge skids,

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piled in by Oracle. Emirates Team New Zealand gets the hole shot.

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Oracle takes a big dip. How much will that hurt them? Both boats got

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really loose there, right at that mark. This is incredible already.

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Oracle, upon their foil. You heard Ben Ainslie, the tactician say, nice

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recovery. The Kiwi is just off to the right.

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Again, another crucial moment. Team New Zealand did not gybe right away

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with Oracle, therefore it is a drag race. Oracle is not in a bad

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position. The faster boat could roll the other boat right now. Oracle is

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inching away at that lead. Let's check in on the water with Gary

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Jobson. Oracle there really had a bad wave and went up and down and

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lost it. Buoy, are they selling fast. They have gone right by us, so

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from our position Oracle has a bit more speed but the big question for

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Jimmy Spithill, can he block the wind of New Zealand, he is going to

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go forward about two and a half lengths. They trail by 40 metres to

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the Kiwis. This is the winner take all of the 34th America's Cup.

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Flat out Dragon boat racing, two very even boats right now. The

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boundary will be coming into play shortly. I don't think Oracle is

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going to have the time to roll over the top. Actually Team New Zealand

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has come out a bit ahead here recently. Almost a final 20th gybe

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is both boats decide to make the term with the boundary on the left

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-- simultaneous gybe. 41 knots of boat speed going into that shot.

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When you are behind, you put a lot of pressure to make the leading boat

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nervous. These are sights and sounds that nobody in sailing ever dreamt

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we would see. This is just a new sport that we are witnessing here,

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in a 34th America's Cup. They are travelling about 40 knots, which is

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46 miles an hour, downwind here on leg number two of five. This is

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going to be a very fast race, the wind is blowing around, 18 to 19

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knots. Emirates on the left, Oracle Team

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USA on the right as they approach Mark Liberty. What are the options

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for the Kiwis? For the Kiwis you are trying to stay in thing. You learn

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the hard way at this stage yesterday they were ahead, in the second race,

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and they allowed Oracle to split and get to the other Mark of the two on

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the gate. Don't let the split happen. Go with them, match here at

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this stage. Tom Slingsby calling up the times.

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They go almost to the lay line and it remains about 65 metre lead for

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the Kiwis on the left of your screen. The Kiwis have done a great

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job of staying in sequence with these guys the whole way down and

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job of staying in sequence with holding a really, really small lead

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right to the gate. I think Oracle is going to go for a split here. At

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gate number two, the Americans will split the course yet again.

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Man, is this setting up exactly like the second race yesterday. Team New

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Zealand will come out of the right-hand side and they are going

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to start using that code to their advantage. Let's see what Oracle

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does at this stage. At this point on the racecourse the Americans have

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taken the lead by 20 metres. But they are down one tack, so still a

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lot to play for. As the American league grows up to

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69 metres, Gary Jobson, who has the right spot and where is the sweet

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spot on this course as they had up wind? Position wise, Emirates Team

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New Zealand have to start with the advantage but they are sailing slow

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slow right now, they have to pick it up a notch if they want to hold on.

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Here comes the moment of truth. This is the moment of truth. Port start

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board. Oracle will be likely dipping at this stage then they will

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board. Oracle will be likely dipping the port starboard advantage. This

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is the race we only dreamt of. And on the cross the Kiwis take the lead

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back. With the starboard tack right away, the Kiwis are allowed to head

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-- and are allowed to cross ahead of Oracle at that stage.

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Oracle is heading for less current, New Zealand is heading for more.

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Is the Kiwis tack on the far left side of the course, the Americans

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stay on course with good speed and this will close the gap

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substantially. This is where Oracle turned on the

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afterburners yesterday. It was speed that we have never seen out of AC72

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up wind. Let's see if they have it in them again today. Another moment

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of truth. Starboard tack advantage now to Oracle, as they -- was the

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cross comes yet again. They are almost dead even on the water Oswego

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on-board Oracle Team USA. -- Oswego on-board.

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A big cross, the Americans having the right of way and they will make

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the cross. I don't think Team New Zealand had to look at that stage,

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that means that is about three boat length game over the last minute and

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a half, a big number, a big jump for Oracle. We will learn a lot about

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a half, a big number, a big jump for boats here, if New Zealand go to the

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right, the speeds are even, if the USA continues the game, they are a

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lot faster boat. Leg three of five approaching the halfway point of

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this race and this is one for all of the models, the 34th America's Cup

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this race and this is one for all of will go to the winner of this race.

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That is the voice of Tom Slingsby, the strategist on Oracle. He says

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they are crossing if he tacks. Yet others are huge moment. -- yet

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another huge moment. Wow! Not just across, another couple of boat

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lengths, a couple of boat lengths for Oracle. This is looking awfully

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familiar. The question is, what are the Americans doing right? What are

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the Kiwis doing wrong? Boat speed, boat speed, boat speed, a

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tactician's best friend. Dig into this one a little. Don't be afraid

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to be a little faster I think, guys. Set-up here. Here, as we take a look

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overhead at Emirates Team New Set-up here. Here, as we take a look

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Zealand, what is their strategy now with less than a race to go question

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might Well if you are slower than Oracle right now, if you are New

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Zealand, you have to keep the other boat tacking and manoeuvre and try

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to make them make a mistake. If your speed is even, go straight, if you

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are slower, make them manoeuvre. You can see the flood tide coming in

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from the Pacific into the San Francisco Bay. Emirates holding up

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25 knots. This is it, this is it. Is commentated by Mr Ben Ainslie.

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They continue. These guys are smoking right now. They are foiling

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almost all the time. Something that we rarely saw at the beginning of

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this event. Every single race they have been out of the water is

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foiling more and more up wind, they are using it to their advantage.

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The lead is now 162 metres. Keep working, keep working. Holloway. --

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Hall away. Go! Come on! The wind continues but not overly mid-. There

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is no wind limit after the top mark. Pics moments ago at 20.7 knots. Our

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wind limit is 20.74. As Gary Jobson pointed out, if they get through

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Mach number three the wind is waved off and that has to be advantaged

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Team USA. These guys are down the road, is it getting windier? It is

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getting a bit windy, particularly at the top end of the course. It is

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hard to see that because of the top -- the strong flood tide, which

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keeps the waves down. These guys have done everything right in this

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race except they just don't have the pace.

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Oh, nice move by Oracle to push them back. Well done. Ben Ainslie, the

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tactician on-board Oracle Team USA, the man on the far right of your

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screen, is a four time Olympic gold medallist.

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And with every metre sails, you've got to imagine the pressure that is

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being applied on-board Emirates Team New Zealand. One week ago they had a

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lead of 8-1. It is now 8-8 and the winner of this race will take the

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Cup. What a show for the people on the shoreline in San Francisco Bay.

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And for sailors and non-sailors alike around the world, this is a

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comeback like international sport may have never seen before. Oracle

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has pace. Folks, this is a complete role

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reversal of what we saw seven or eight days ago. It was the Kiwis

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putting it to the Americans. They could go wherever and whenever they

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wanted on the course and now the role is reversed. The lead, 260

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metres to the Americans. Look at the boat speeds, almost 30 knots for

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Oracle and 25 or 26 for Emirates Team New Zealand. Give the design

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team a lot of credit. The shore team. An incredible amount of credit

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for sticking with these guys and giving them a faster boat at this

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stage. Let's not forget Emirates Team New

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Zealand, three or four times over the last couple of days, have been

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able to close the race down one leg for, to less than 100 metres -- lead

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four. If the Americans think this is wrapped up, give them a pep talk

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because it will be thrown at them when they turn to home. There is

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zero quitting in these guys but holy Smoke, look at that, talk about

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demoralising. Just gone, right now. If you are Oracle, just gone. Gary,

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every time they lead the docks, they seem faster. They made some

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improvements since yesterday. It is impressive sight, seeing them foil

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up wind as they are right now. Get on the foil and then we will do

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it. Really big wind out of the gate, Oracle has to be very careful

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making that rounding. It can't make a mistake at that point. As we saw

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during the Louis Vuitton Cup, almost taking the thing over and losing two

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crewmember over the side during the race. No harm, no foul, but with

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that big a wind under 13 story wing, you have to be pretty careful.

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Team New Zealand is going 27 or 28 knots of wind, that is almost 30%

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more faster than they went in the Louis Vuitton Cup. Unbelievable

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speed gains. Maybe there were a little Conservative on the start,

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knowing they were fast rolling to New Zealand.

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I am not sure Jimmy Spithill has ever been conservative about

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anything, Gary. There is the track, showing Howard

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far -- showing you how far out the Americans are in front. That is the

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41 Kiwi acting as tactician. Well, it is miracle time for

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Emirates. They have to darn near flip this boat over at this stage,

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it is such a big lead. And at gate number three, we will

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bring them home uninterrupted. Oracle team USA with a huge lead.

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The Americans will retain the cup and for Team New Zealand they have

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to find wind and speed if they want to take the Cup to New Zealand.

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The boat just about takes off at the top gate.

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They went for it! The Kiwis split the course. They are

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looking for in Iing to get them -- for anything to get them back in

:30:57.:31:03.

touch. They are dealt a 26-seconds behind the defenders. They are

:31:03.:31:07.

almost going to have to gib immediately here.

:31:07.:31:18.

-- gybe immediately here. The lead is almost 500 metres. The

:31:18.:31:29.

Kiwis way over on the boundary. At this stage of the game, nothing

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Kiwis way over on the boundary. to lose!

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All kinds of records will be talked about when this is p done -- when

:31:39.:31:48.

this is done, whichever way it goes. The fastest Cup. Oracle Team USA is

:31:48.:31:52.

this is done, whichever way it goes. ahead of the record by about 30

:31:52.:31:56.

seconds. Let's not forget it was four days ago that Emirates Team New

:31:56.:32:02.

Zealand had the lead. They made the turn on the last leg, literally four

:32:02.:32:06.

minutes away from winning the Cup and the whistle was blown. A time

:32:06.:32:11.

limit of 40 minutes had expired and the race was wiped clean.

:32:11.:32:27.

One thing in common with this Cup, there was a Kirby on board. His

:32:27.:32:31.

father on board in 1992. You talk about the speed of the

:32:31.:32:47.

Kiwis, they certainly had it when they won the vit vit vit -- Luois

:32:47.:32:58.

Vitton Cup. Where has the speed gone? They put the jets on. A lot of

:32:58.:33:04.

time and effort has gone into designing the technology. Vertical

:33:04.:33:08.

learning curves have been talked about all the time. They get better

:33:08.:33:13.

every day. Oracle has happened to get better, faster.

:33:13.:33:21.

Do you think we'll ever see these boats again? These AC72s are the

:33:21.:33:28.

vision of Larry Ellison and Russell, after they put these together after

:33:28.:33:31.

winning the last America's Cup. They had the right to decide where it

:33:31.:33:36.

would be contested and these AC72s were they drier. Their dream.

:33:36.:33:45.

Here we are, breaking down barriers into the history of the America's

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Cup. Never have we seen anything like that - the epic combat

:33:49.:33:55.

continues! Was that a smile? Very close. Jimmy

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Spithill, the skipper and helmsman on Oracle USA, Australian by birth,

:34:02.:34:07.

married to an American woman. As he is bringing this home, he can see

:34:07.:34:09.

gate four in the distance. It's not bad to have five Olympic

:34:09.:34:24.

gold medals behind you and give you information. Not bad at all!

:34:24.:34:38.

There's a smile. CREW: SLOWLY GET SOFTER FROM HERE?

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Don't smile yet, Jimmy! For more than ten days Jimmy

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Spithill sat down at press conference after press conference

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and said, "We can still with this." At 8-1, he said, "I believe we can

:35:03.:35:08.

win this again." We had the conversation that said, what is

:35:08.:35:12.

wrong with him - you have to know when you are beat! He never knew it!

:35:12.:35:18.

They had incredible winning and losing streaks, Dean Barker and

:35:18.:35:22.

Jimmy Spithill. Not the best gybe on Oracle there by the way. They

:35:22.:35:26.

handled their press conferences, the pressure, with incredible poise and

:35:26.:35:30.

we have to take our hats off to both of them. If you go out here, New

:35:30.:35:35.

Zealand did a really good race. Got to lead at the second gate. What

:35:35.:35:39.

else could they have done? They are a little slower. At tend of the day,

:35:39.:35:43.

it is always the faster boat that will win and tacticians aside, over

:35:43.:35:50.

the past races it has been Oracle Team USA. If this stands the way it

:35:51.:35:56.

is, this will definitely hurt for Emirates Team New Zealand and a

:35:57.:36:00.

nation. I will say this, Dean Barker, Davies and the crew are some

:36:01.:36:04.

of the classiest you have ever come across. Oracle, Team USA makes the

:36:05.:36:13.

turn for home. I never thought I would say this,

:36:13.:36:16.

but Oracle is going to win the America's Cup. This is incredible!

:36:16.:36:24.

What was dubbed as a rates for redemption for Dean Barker and New

:36:24.:36:28.

Zealand looked like it was on course as they led a week ago. They were

:36:28.:36:33.

sitting on a match-point. One more victory and the Cup was being

:36:33.:36:37.

shipped off to Auckland, New Zealand. Here we are a week later

:36:37.:36:42.

and it is Oracle Team USA that is just moments away from keeping the

:36:42.:36:45.

Cup. The Stars and Stripes say it all!

:36:45.:37:10.

The comeback is complete! America's Cup will stay in America.

:37:10.:37:39.

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE And as the celebration commences on

:37:39.:37:54.

the shores here, in San Francisco, Emirates Team New Zealand comes

:37:54.:37:59.

across, one short for more than a week, their final delta in excess of

:37:59.:38:02.

438 seconds -- 43 seconds. CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

:38:02.:38:27.

A fly-by like no other! A defence for the record books. America's Cup

:38:27.:38:36.

will stay with Oracle Team USA. Oh, just had anything - a little bit

:38:36.:38:50.

of spray, as you can see. We almost lost you! I am still here. Jimmy

:38:50.:38:56.

Spithill, two-times America's Cup skipper. How does this feel? It

:38:56.:39:02.

really is about the team. On your own, you are nothing. When you have

:39:02.:39:05.

a team like this around you, that I can make you look great and they did

:39:05.:39:09.

all of that today and the whole series - just so proud of the boys.

:39:09.:39:16.

Just a fantastic team effort! Heartbreak for Dean Barker, who with

:39:16.:39:20.

his team couldn't compete with the blistering speeds and skill of the

:39:20.:39:21.

USA. blistering speeds and skill of the

:39:21.:39:25.

Very frustrating. You think back two weeks, the

:39:25.:39:30.

opposite was true. The gains they have made is phenomenal. A great

:39:30.:39:34.

credit to those guys, they have really done an amazing job to sort

:39:34.:39:40.

their boat out and probably a good thing for us they didn't do it

:39:40.:39:44.

earlier. I am incredibly proud of our team and what they have

:39:44.:39:46.

achieved. I am gutted that we didn't get the

:39:46.:39:51.

last one that we needed to take this Cup back to New Zealand. It's very

:39:52.:39:57.

hard to swallow! A triumphant win for Jimmy Spithill,

:39:57.:40:05.

completes one of -- completing one of the most exhilarating comebacks

:40:06.:40:09.

in the sport. I will tell you one thing, it is an

:40:09.:40:14.

incredible team standing behind me. We faced a lot of adversity, a lot

:40:14.:40:19.

of challenges. We dug a big hole. We came together as a team. There is

:40:19.:40:21.

of challenges. We dug a big hole. We one ingredient we could not have

:40:21.:40:25.

done it without - your support. Thank you very much. This is a team

:40:25.:40:28.

that never, ever gives up. We fought all the way to the end. Every single

:40:28.:40:32.

day we were winning races, all you guys were coming supporting us. All

:40:32.:40:38.

the good messages got through. It really affected the guys. We are in

:40:38.:40:41.

debt to you guys. The defender of really affected the guys. We are in

:40:41.:40:47.

the America's cup... Oracle Team USA!

:40:47.:40:49.

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE It was an amazing feeling to. Be a

:40:49.:41:12.

part of that really creating history w this American team - it is a real

:41:12.:41:17.

privilege. The Olympics is mainly about individuals or small teams and

:41:17.:41:21.

the America's Cup is about big teams. To be sure, these are the two

:41:21.:41:24.

the America's Cup is about big best in the world - Emirates and

:41:24.:41:29.

Oracle Team USA. Hats off to the Kiwis. They have been a standout

:41:29.:41:32.

team all the way through. At one point it looked like they were

:41:32.:41:36.

walking away with the America's Cup. Somehow we managed to pull the hat

:41:36.:41:40.

out of the bag and get ourselves back in the competition. It is one

:41:40.:41:44.

of the biggest comebacks I have ever seen in any sport. It has been an

:41:44.:41:49.

hon tore be a -- honour to be a part of the team. This could have done

:41:49.:41:55.

more for sailing than anything other. The messagesvy had from home

:41:55.:42:00.

is -- the messages I have had from home is people who never really

:42:00.:42:05.

watch sailing before, they suddenly get it. They think the raw speed -

:42:05.:42:10.

they really are taken away by it. And the closeness of this

:42:11.:42:15.

competition, this comeback from Oracle Team USA, from 8-1 down, it

:42:15.:42:23.

has captured the public's imagination. There is no secret I

:42:23.:42:28.

would love to see a British team's success. It is where it started. We

:42:28.:42:35.

have a proud maritime history. We have incredibly talented sailor,

:42:35.:42:41.

designers. If the Aussies and the Kiwis can be top of this game, then

:42:41.:42:46.

surely the Brits can too. No-one could see this comeback. Full credit

:42:46.:42:51.

to Jimmy Spithill and his crew. The team boss has transformed this

:42:51.:42:53.

event. There was a revolutionary team boss has transformed this

:42:53.:42:59.

gain in boat speed, reducing an on-water speckal that produced

:42:59.:43:06.

heart-spotting excitement. -- heart-stopping excitement. They

:43:06.:43:10.

are expensive - a winning campaign can cost at least $100 million. That

:43:10.:43:18.

limits the challengers. Will we see the AC72s again? Back to the

:43:18.:43:25.

Americans and Spithill, but a first for Britain's Ben Ainslie who has

:43:25.:43:32.

added the America's Cup glory to his Olympic titles.

:43:32.:43:37.

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