America's Cup Final 2013 Live Stream OM

America's Cup Final 2013 Live Stream OM

The second race was among the most thrilling in America’s Cup history as the two teams changed leads four times, dueling neck-and-neck for much of the course before New Zealand eked out a 17-second victory.

“If you didn’t enjoy today’s racing you should probably watch another sport,” New Zealand skipper Dean Barker said at a new conference afterward.

New Zealand won a very close start and barely maintained its controlling inside position against a faster Oracle around the first mark, before slingshotting to a lead. Oracle made a poor turn rounding the second mark, but steadily gained ground on the upwind leg - as it had done in the previous two races - putting the duel into a dead heat at the third mark.

On the final downwind leg, Oracle skipper Jimmy Spithill had to steer behind the Kiwi boat as the two 72-foot catamarans converged, but he slowed too much and made a longer turn, allowing New Zealand to sail away to the win.

Despite the second-race...
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