America's Cup

The America’s Cup is the greatest prize in yachting, known the world over as the oldest continual trophy in sport. But it
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The gleam of the America's Cup lit up the stage at the 2014 BBB Hawaii Torch Awards in Honolulu last week.
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This year's Cup was one of the best for a very simple reason: it came down the most talented sailors, racing on the fastest boats, on the best patch of water in the world. I can't wait to see it again.
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Most New Zealanders, as most Americans it seems, were at first barely interested in the America's Cup regatta which was held for the first time in the Cup's 162-year history in San Francisco Harbor beneath the glorious backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge.
The America's Cup finals began on September 7th with defender Oracle Team USA as the underdog with little homeland support, and Emirates Team New Zealand as the seasoned favorite with the hearts of its island nation steadfastly behind them.
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Oracle pulls ahead. Miraculously recovering from a seven-race deficit, the team won eight races in a row to secure another
When Oracle Team USA crossed the finish line on Wednesday, culminating the most improbable comeback in America's Cup yachting history, somewhere Tom Blackaller had to be smiling.
So how did I find myself in a crowded bar that burst into applause every time the American boat spun around a turning mark in first place? I think a few things have transpired over the last month to pull off this miracle.
San Francisco is playing host to the world's most prestigious sailing competition, the 34th America's Cup. New Zealand, the only country represented officially as a partner in an America's Cup racing team, created a series of activities to celebrate their nation, and the Kiwi way of life, while on shore.