Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Alinghi won the America's cup

Alinghi won the America's Cup to become the first European team to defend sailing's most prestigious prize the "Ould Mug".

Yesterday's race was full of drama with the New Zealand boat having to make a penalty turn after they attacked the Swiss boat head on forcing them to swerve to avoid collision.

Alinghi nearly missed the advantage that the penalty gave them though when their boat came to a halt after the spinnaker pole jumped off the mast. However, they still managed to finish two seconds ahead to win the cup by 5 races to 2.

Hopefully that means that the America's Cup will return to Valencia in four years time.

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