17 Dec 2020

America's Cup racing finally underway today

From Morning Report, 7:20 am on 17 December 2020

After months of off-the-water turmoil and Covid-19 complications, the America's Cup sailors finally get to go racing today.

The three-day America's Cup World Series regatta, followed by Sunday's Christmas Race in Auckland, is an exhibition of the technologically advanced hydrofoiling monohulls of Team New Zealand, Luna Rossa, Team UK and American Magic.

While the regatta results count for little more than bragging rights, the four days of match racing is vital preparation for the teams for next year's pinnacle event and a chance for spectators to get a sneak peek of what to expect when the Auld Mug is on the line.

Felicity Reid reports.