VIDEO: We are Team New Zealand
Published on September 25th, 2013
(September 25 2013) – This report and video demonstrates the heart and soul of New Zealand, and their team, Emirates Team New Zealand.
From the team…
The America’s Cup will stay in San Francisco. Oracle won the final race today. Emirates Team New Zealand started well and led around the first two marks. Oracle found more speed on the beat, took the lead and held on to the finish.
It has been a long regatta – 19 races over 2 1/2 weeks. New Zealand started the regatta well, and was dealt some cruel blows by the weather. Twice racing was stopped when upper wind limits were reached when NZL5 was in a strong position.
Then when NZL5 was leading Oracle by 1500 metres, the race was called off because to time limit for the race had been exceeded.
That’s history now. The regatta is over. Oracle won and Emirates Team New Zealand fought an epic battle.
Eight days ago we went to Shed 10 on Auckland’s waterfront with a borrowed Red Epic camera to capture in slow motion, what we thought would be the moment we won the America’s Cup.
Eight days later we’ve been down there every morning hoping, cheering and still filming the amazing kiwi fans on this emotional roller coaster.
This video is a love letter to them.