25 Jun 2007

Yachting fans celebrate after Team New Zealand wins second round of America's Cup

8:41 am on 25 June 2007

Yachting fans are celebrating Team New Zealand's win overnight which levelled America's Cup nine race series one all.

Dean Barker's crew won the start of the second race, but trailed the Swiss defender Alinghi by 13 seconds at the midpoint.

Then, in what is being described as one of the most exciting cup races in years, the New Zealanders slowly knocked back that lead and eventually overtook Alinghi, to win by 28 seconds.