A great first day of racing with Emirates Team New Zealand beating Oracle twice.
They won the first race by 30 seconds and the second by 88 seconds.
While the light winds helped New Zealand, it was great to see them also win the starts and see Oracle make some unforced errors – so it wasn’t just a matter of having the right wind.
Team NZ also made some errors, so in no way would I assume tomorrow will get the same results as today. But a huge psychological boost as up until today we had not beaten Oracle in the earlier rounds.
NZ now leads 1 – 0 (we started at -1). So we need to win six more races to win and Oracle need to win seven races to win.