New Zealand level with USA in America's Cup final

New Zealand level with USA in America's Cup final

That means they need to win eight races to spirit the Auld Mug back to the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron in Auckland, where it resided from 1995 until 2003.

Spithill told his crew: "Hang in there".

But Spithill, trying to pilot the U.S. to a third straight America's Cup title, was seconds early across the startline of race one and the Americans never recovered from the penalty, as Team New Zealand erased the United States boat's one-point advantage to level overall at 0-0. In one of the many breaks from tradition, Oracle sailed against the challengers and won the qualifiers and a so-called bonus point, which is actually a negative point for the Kiwis.

And then, saying he had a “leak” in the Kiwi camp, Spithill upstaged Burling when he said the Kiwis would pick Britain as their challenger semifinal opponent.

Earlier Team New Zealand have wasted no time erasing their one-race deficit.

The New Zealanders are well aware that it is possible not to win the America's Cup despite an early advantage, after being 8-1 up in San Francisco four years ago before losing to Oracle.

Team New Zealand always seems to have innovations no one else thinks of.

"We felt we kind of played the cards we were dealt - it was a tough day, but we're only one back". The Kiwi catamaran rose onto its hydrofoils and sped ahead.

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As much as Oracle simply sailed its catamaran better as the comeback progressed, there was a defining moment at a news conference.

In light easterly winds, the New Zealand team's foils, which lift the boat out of the water at speed, appeared more efficient, consolidating the Kiwis' reputation as light wind specialists. The Kiwis have built four stationary cycling stations into each hull to tap leg power instead of traditional arm power from the grinders.

Peter Burling, helmsman for Emirates Team New Zealand, left, and teammate skipper Glenn Ashby react after winning the second race against Oracle Team USA during America's Cup match sailing competition Saturday, June 17, 2017, in the Great Sound of Bermuda.

Team NZ entered the starting box first in the second leg and helmsman Peter Burling positioned the boat perfectly for the start, getting the jump on Oracle.

Team New Zealand helmsman Peter Burling won both the starts against defending USA champion Jimmy Spithill, despite having less match racing experience.

Emirates Team New Zealand takes their boat out for a sailing training session Friday, June 16, 2017, in Hamilton, Bermuda.

"It's pretty pleasing for us as a group to be able to win by that much with so many errors around the track", Burling said before the contenders headed out for race two.

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