Team New Zealand wins America's Cup World Series New York

May 8, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) Emirates Team New Zealand rallied from last place after getting hooked on a starting buoy to claim the winner-take-all final race Sunday in the America's Cup World Series.

The Kiwis maintained their overall lead in the series of warmup regattas leading to the 2017 America's Cup in Bermuda.

Team New Zealand was dead in the water at the start of Race 3 after the starting buoy's anchor line snagged the rudder, forcing crewman Blair Tuke to jump into the water to free the boat.

The Kiwis rallied on the last leg after the leading teams were slowed by a wind hole and the current.


This was the first America's Cup-related racing in New York in 96 years.