Yachting: New Zealand dispatch Britain to reach America's Cup challenger final

New Zealand capsized in the final stages of their face against Great Britain's Land Rover BAR

"When we got back to the dock today to see the whole team there celebrating moving into the next round, that's when you realize it is a huge team effort and a massive family effort involved as well.

And at the end of it all a terrifying "pitchpole" for New Zealand which left their boat badly damaged, their young helmsman Peter Burling under enormous pressure, and Ainslie's British team with a lifeline". Divers couldn't find any damage, but Barker said the team lost valuable preparation time.

Sailing can be a risky sport at the best of times.

"As a group of New Zealanders, we are incredibly resilient", Burling said.

Medallists pose during the 49er class sailing medal race victory ceremony at the London 2012 Olympic Games in Weymouth and Portland, southern England August 8, 2012.

"Once they got in front it was always going to be hard to claw it back", said Barker, who said he hoped the SoftBank Team would return to challenge in the next America's Cup.

The Swedes retired due to the incident on the fifth of seven legs in race three, handing a 2-1 advantage to the Kiwis after the opening day of the challengers series final in Bermuda on Sunday. "There is, however, significant damage to fairings, which were ripped off by the force of the water as the bows plunged in", says the paper, adding that the yacht's wing sail "appeared to be shredded". Team Japan won the first race by 23 seconds and Artemis the second race by 29 seconds.




Artemis and Team New Zealand will race three times again tomorrow morning.

On the run-in to the start of the America's Cup semifinal on Tuesday, New Zealand's catamaran capsized in spectacular style.

Team New Zealand sailors congratulate one another after beating Artemis Racing in the third race of the America's Cup Challenger playoff finals.

New Zealand, helmed by Peter Burling, won the day's first race by 31 seconds to move one race from eliminating the British crew.

Team New Zealand would likely look to minimise the changes to their systems in an emergency situation.

The result takes Team New Zealand once step closer to a Cup Match with Team USA, with a flawless showing on Sunday - in the lighter breezes forecast for Bermuda - enough to send them through.

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