11 Mar 2021

America's Cup: Even stevens after first two races

From Morning Report, 8:41 am on 11 March 2021

Honours are even after a captivating start to the America's Cup final between defenders Team New Zealand and challengers Luna Rossa.

Early indications were that the Auld Mug would be staying put in Auckland as Peter Burling steered the hosts to a comfortable 31 second win in race one.

But counterpart Jimmy Spithill won the battle of the start box in race two and the Italians held on to claim a seven-second win and leave the best-of-13 series tied at one-one.

Former New Zealand sailor and veteran broadcaster Peter Lester spoke to Corin Dann.