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  • June 24th, 2007
  • Posted by EUEditor

americas-cup.jpgThe Swiss-based team Alinghi, defending the America’s Cup off Valencia in Spain, won by a fairly comfortable 35 seconds in the first meeting with Team New Zealand (23.6.07).

Baptising a brand new boat, SUI100, the Alinghi team broke through after losing the start and covered any effort by the New Zealanders to get back in front.

The new yacht looked faster running before the wind than Team New Zealand, a possible omen for the best-of-nine series, where margins are very tight and contests are held to be open through to the end.