The new Greek America's Cup syndicate has had an unfortunate racing debut - being involved in a collision in the Louis Vuitton regatta being sailed in Auckland.
A crew mix-up saw the Greek sail its borrowed Team New Zealand boat into the back of the sister boat being sailed by Alinghi, incurring a one point penalty in addition to losing the race.
The other wins at the start of the fortnight-long regatta went to France's K Challenge over China Team, Britain's Team Origin over Luna Rossa, and Team New Zealand over Damiani Italia.
The New Zealand skipper of the Greek challenge, Gavin Brady, says they simply lost control of the boat for about five seconds, and are not feeling good after the incident.
The damage to both boats was light, and the second day of the regatta tomorrow will feature an encounter between Team New Zealand, and its former skipper Russell Coutts now sailing for BMW Oracle.