Just a few hours from possibly the last America’s Cup race for 2007 the news reports are using words like “battle” and “fight” as if they are reporting a war.
While the odds are against Emirates Team New Zealand winning the next three in a row there is a chance. I was thinking what would be the perfect result?
I hope the nine race series goes to 5 – 4, then the best team wins the final race. It doesn’t matter so much which team that is. While rivalry is good I’ve never understood the need to hate the opposition as seems common in so many sports supporters. I can admire and support Emirates Team New Zealand without hating Alinghi or being devastated by them winning. It seems this isn't common as New Zealand usually descends into deep nationwide depression after a sporting loss.
So, whatever happens tonight, may the best team win. I think it’s remarkable given our tiny population and resources that it’s certain to be a Kiwi Skipper.