18 Mar 2021

Peter Burling still taking in that winning feeling

From Midday Report, 12:15 pm on 18 March 2021

Team New Zealand's helmsman, Peter Burling, says yesterday's America's Cup win means the world to him and the rest of the team.

Team New Zealand's skipper Peter Burling (C) holds the America's Cup, affectionately known as the Auld Mug, after winning the 36th America's Cup against Luna Rossa Prada in Auckland on March 17, 2021.

Photo: AFP

They retained the Auld Mug in Auckland after beating out the Italian challenger Luna Rossa 7 races to 3, much to the joy of the thousands of fans watching from shore.

Burling says there were plenty of celebrations with friends and family last night, and told Max Towle while he has a bit of a sore head today, he's still basking in the winning glow.