Alinghi came from behind for the second day in a row to beat Emirates Team New Zealand yesterday afternoon on the waters off Valencia. The Swiss Defender put in an impressive performance in difficult and unpredictable conditions, but they were rewarded with a 4 to 2 lead in the match, bringing them to within one race of defending the America’s cup.
I don’t race sailboats anymore, but I have to admit that I have that I’m glad to see the Swiss beating the New Zealand team and staging a strong defense of the cup. Today’s race was called off because the wind never settled down enough, but I’ll be eagerly checking in Tuesday to see the results. Obviously I would have rather seen the US make it to the finals, but I’m proud to be pulling for Alinghi in this contest. Go Alinghi Go!
Alinghi won the32nd Americaâ€™s Cup Match with a 5-2 victory over the Challenger Emirates Team New Zealand. The Swiss completed up the exciting match just ahead of the kiwis with a nail-biting, 1 second win to take home the cup!