29 Jan 2021

Extra Time for 29 January 2021

From Extra Time, 12:11 pm on 29 January 2021

The new sporting year is very much underway here in NZ, headlined for many by the America's Cup Challenger Series out on Auckland's Hauraki Gulf.

The round robin portion of the series was highlighted by a huge turnaround by Team UK - Sir Ben Ainslie and his boys reversing their worrying pre-Christmas form to go unbeaten and book a spot in the Challengers final.

Team UK competing in the America's Cup Challenger Selection Series

Photo: Studio Borlenghi

That's left Luna Rossa and American Magic battling it out to stay in the regatta - with the Americans having undertaken a huge repair job after that dramatic capsize which left their AC75 with significant damage.

Joining Clay Wilson on RNZ's Extra Time as sports journalist Hamish Bidwell, RNZ sports reporter Felicity Reid and one of New Zealand's most decorated Olympians, champion boardsailor Barbara Kendall discuss some of the big talking points.

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