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Which basically proves Kiwis have been sailing the arses off the rest of you for decadesSteinlager 2 crossed the line in Southampton Water giving the late great Sir Peter Blake a clean sweep win for each leg of the Whitbread Round the World Race.
I was out there watching them cross the line and Grant Dalton on Fischer & Paykel who came in a couple of hours later.
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Production boats in the first race included a Swan 65 (Sayula II, who won overall), an Ocean 71, and a couple of Nicholson 55's.I liked the first race That looked like anyone could have a go with a decent boat. Today it is multi-million pound corporate funded with professional crews. It is not quite the same.
Remind me who was put in as tactician upon Oracle in the 2013 Americas Cup when NZ were 8-1 up and lost the series 9-8Yeah, well, I'm too young to remember the last time the UK even made it to an America's Cup final. And I'm in my 50s.