The Kiwis have successfully defended their title in the 36th America's Cup, defeating Team Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli seven to three. Though the Italians had an impressive run, Emirates Team New Zealand proved impossible to beat once they got their stride.
The event began with three days of tied racing. Day four had two races scheduled, both of which were abandoned. Then four consecutive wins over three days for the Kiwis brought them to the victory in the first-to-seven series. Credit must be given to the Italians who fought to the end and at several points seemed on the verge of a breakthrough. But once Emirates Team New Zealand began their streak, they couldn't be stopped.
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