|...and perhaps a spinnaker!
Dean Barker, Helmsman, Emirates Team New Zealand, on winning the LVC Final:
“I’m just rapped! I can’t say enough about the guys on the boat - the whole team. It’s been a really tough journey the Round Robins didn’t start well, and the team has bounced back and grown as we have come through. The Semi Final was great on reflection we will look back and say that racing Desafio and dropping two races to them has actually made us a much stronger and better team. I don’t think anyone on the team ever dreamed or believed that we would get through the LVC Final against a team like Luna Rossa in the way we did - we never ever felt it was a comfortable series, it was always very tight and I think the first and last races showed exactly the type of racing we were geared up for.”
We won the Louis Vuitton cup! Which means that in 16 days, we face the current holders of the America's Cup - the Swiss syndicate Alinghi.
One thing though - why don't journalists know the word "rapt"?
Labels: America's Cup