America's Cup

After 12 races, the British team finished two points ahead of the Kiwis with Switzerland in third.

A second place in the third race lifted the Kiwis' standing after a seventh and a sixth earlier in the competition.

On paper, Sweden and New Zealand are provisional favorites based on Qualifier placement and the Kiwi team’s status as the defending champion.

The New Zealand boat was much faster in the 10 knot winds and the crew sailed two perfect races, leaving Oracle plenty to do during the five day lay off.

The Kiwis two superb starts were crucial, but Australian skipper Glenn Ashby says they have work to do.

The New Zealanders were faster in the light airs and made fewer mistakes.

James Spithill promises the America’s Cup will be one of the best sporting events of the year.

"We all remember San Francisco and how close we did get,” Peter Burling reminds us of the last America’s Cup.

Sweden topped Pool A to make the final with Germany, Switzerland and France.

Australian Richard Slater admits to getting one call wrong but explains the split-second nature of his job.

“We have seen that the start of races are fundamental and so that is something Burling needs to work on and get right because that could prove crucial.”

Two wins and a third saw the young Swedes in control.

Having endured a mixed first day’s racing, reigning champions NZL Sailing Team made the perfect start on day two, taking victory in the first race, narrowly ahead of local heroes TeamBDA.

Local TeamBDA performed well on the first day, sitting in third overall, ahead of New Zealand.

After the first race of the day was abandoned owing to lack of wind, Peter Burling and his crew were flawless as they put Artemis to the sword.