Two more wins for Team NZ

The New Zealand team's double victory erased a one-point advantage the US team earned in an earlier regatta and gave them an early lead as they showed superior speed over the defending champions in the opening races.

But Spithill, trying to pilot the U.S. to a third straight America's Cup title, was seconds early across the startline of race one and the Americans never recovered from the penalty, as Team New Zealand erased the United States boat's one-point advantage to level overall at 0-0.

"You're just going to have to wait and see", Spithill said, adding: "Listen, we've got our race boat".

"We've got a couple of good starts, the boat's going really fast and the boys are doing a good job to get it around the racetrack nice and smoothly", said Kiwi helmsman Peter Burling.

With the Qualifiers victory, the defending champion starts the Match on 0 points, while Team New Zealand is on -1. Great vantage point for americascup race in spectacular Bermuda between EmiratesTeamNZ & OracleTeamUSA.

"Halfway way up that second beat we definitely lost a lot and we have to go away and keep learning and improving", admitted Burling.

And yes, we are still the America's Cup underdogs; we readily concede that.

Team New Zealand needs to win six more races to return the Auld Mug to the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron in Auckland, where it resided from 1995 to 2003.

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The most pleasing aspect for the Kiwis was the speed of their boat in the light conditions of seven to ten knots, Aotearoa New Zealand consistently quicker than the Americans.

"To do that (win the cup) we've gotta win eight races". Oracle needs to win seven races.

"We've shown we can respond and that's exactly what we plan to do".

The always-crafty Kiwis are using a "cyclor" grinding system. Theyve built four stationary cycling stations into each hull to tap leg power instead of traditional arm power from the grinders to power the hydraulic systems that control the wing mainsail and the daggerboards.

And then, saying he had a "leak" in the Kiwi camp, Spithill upstaged Burling when he said the Kiwis would pick Britain as their challenger semifinal opponent.

They must find a solution to the superior upwind speed of Team NZ's catamaran and devise a way to rattle Burling, who has been flawless with his starts and decision-making so far, nullifying the threat of aggressive match-racing ability of Team USA's Australian skipper Jimmy Spithill.

Races 3 and 4 are scheduled Sunday.

With the cyclors working overtime to produce more oil pressure the kiwi's were able to pull off a series of manouevres which allowed them to hold its slender lead.

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