5 Sep 2013

NZ boats 1-2 in Youth America's Cup

9:26 am on 5 September 2013

A one-two finish for New Zealand sailors at yachting's Youth America's Cup regatta in San Francisco.

Peter Burling's New Zealand Sailing Team recovered from a poor start to edge fierce rivals, Will Tiller's Full Metal Jacket for the inaugural title, with the Portugese team third.

Just three points separated second from fifth place in a tight leaderboard after four days of intense competition, and the Swiss Team TILT became the sixth different team to claim a race win in the regatta when they won race seven.

Race eight, which was to score double points, was cancelled with the winds over the limit.