The much-rumored Kiwi speed advantage was put on full display in race #7of the America’s Cup today. After an exceptional start from Luna Rossa, and controlling the first two legs nicely, they didn’t cover as tightly as they should have, and gave the Kiwi’s an opening.
And holly hell did ETNX turn on the jets! Their speed advantage was multiple knots and they blew by to build a 600 plus meter lead and easily win this race.
This feels like the turning point in this series, and it most definitely will be if ETNZ wins race #8.