4 In which sailing competition do teams compete for a trophy nicknamed the Auld Mug
Once again, ETNZ proved sailed confidently to victory, lifting the "Auld Mug
." Omega's partnership with Emirates Team New Zealand began in 1995 alongside the round-the-world skipper and America's Cup legend Sir Peter Blake.
Peter Burling's side produced an outstanding performance as the 26-year-old became the youngest helmsman to lift the title, sealing the win by 55 seconds in the opening race of yesterday's action to lift the 'Auld Mug
What started as a childhood dream of winning the America's Cup has become an obsession to become the first British challenger to lift the "Auld Mug
" and bring it "home".
The spectacle of these high-performance, cutting-edge yachts flying around the waters of Bermuda will no doubt be compelling viewing in the challenge for the Auld Mug
. As a fillip to the past, but with the yachts still in their sleek glory, the J boats will be there, revitalised in a challenge we haven't seen for many years.
Sensational racing set to a backdrop of Oman's stunning coastline rounded off the inaugural Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series Oman as Sir Ben Ainslie's Land Rover BAR team snatched victory and held aloft the coveted Auld Mug
With one last spectacular push in a winner-take-all finale Wednesday, the United States managed to hang onto the Auld Mug
in closing out the longest, fastest and, by far, wildest America's Cup with one of the greatest comebacks in sports.
The Australia II was owned and built by a syndicate of Western Australians In the past, the syndicate had unsuccessfully challenged three times to bring home the 'auld mug
The 2013 America's Cup Final is now on its 14th day of racing and surprisingly the Auld Mug
is still up for grabs.
A week ago, sport's oldest trophy, known as the Auld Mug
, looked destined to return to New Zealand as the challenger, skippered by Dean Barker, sprinted to an 8-1 lead, but Oracle's return has New Zealand fans starting to think the unthinkable.
"It's great to see the sailing community come together and just get back on the water, racing," said Coutts, who won the 'Auld Mug
' three times for New Zealand before switching allegiances to Alinghi and now BMW Oracle Racing.