Ainslie keeps cool of day of high seas drama at America's Cup

Cup Event Authority Emirates Team New Zealand and Great Britain's Land Rover BAR compete compete during America's Cup challenger semifinals on the Great Sound in Bermuda on Monday June

Chase boats immediately converged on the catamaran and confirmed that all six crew members were accounted for, including three who remained in the cockpit in the starboard hull.

"One thing is, as a group of New Zealanders, we are incredibly resilient".

It was one of the wildest days of sailing in recent memory.

They sailed with composure, overtaking BAR mid-race and hanging on to take their series lead to 3-0. There could also be damage to the boat's electronic systems.

He's struggled for speed on his 50-foot foiling catamaran and been involved in three crashes, including a spectacular one on the first day of the qualifiers that nearly sank his boat. I wouldnt say it was fun, but it was certainly exhilarating.

"If they were going to race tomorrow, which is most unlikely, they'd be out there on the start line". The race was black-flagged, allowing the Kiwis to collect a point without sailing the whole course.

In contrast to the first encounter, it was Dean Barker who won the pre-start duel to claim the early advantage, with Nathan Outteridge trying and failing with a penalty call.




Emirates Team New Zealand have gone two up in their semi-final against Ben Ainslie Racing, but not in the way they hoped.

SoftBank Team Japan beat Artemis Racing of Sweden twice to take a 3-1 lead in their series. "We felt we were in for a real battle today and obviously it was a bit of a shame there wasn't much of a battle".

Regatta director Iain Murray told a daily media briefing that yesterday's racing was within the limits agreed unanimously by the teams, and any team had the right to withdraw if they thought it was unsafe.

Team NZ 's boat on its side and its crew in the water.

But when the New Zealand crew set off in pursuit, they lost control of their catamaran, immersing its hulls in the water and tipping their towering "wing" sail over them as the boat "pitch-poled" forwards and came to a startling halt. It gives our team a sniff of coming back.

Ultimately, that mistake was to prove pivotal as Burling held his nerve in the final stages and crossed the finish line 24 seconds ahead of his rival, taking another step closer to the Louis Vuitton America's Cup Challenger Playoffs Final.

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