8 Sep 2013

Team NZ win opening America's Cup race

9:00 am on 8 September 2013

Team New Zealand has beaten holder Oracle Team USA in the opening America's Cup race on San Francisco Bay.

The lead changed a couple of times before Team New Zealand dominated over the final leg to win by 36 seconds.

Team New Zealand needs to win nine races to win the Americas Cup while Oracle needs to win eleven after being penalised two races for cheating.