4 Jul 2007

Alinghi wins America's Cup in nail biting finish

4:34 am on 4 July 2007

The Swiss boat Alinghi has retained the prestigous America's Cup beating Team New Zealand in a nail biting seventh race to seal the best of nine series 5-2 off Valencia.

Alinghi finished two seconds ahead of Team New Zealand after SUI 100's sail fell off ad left them at a standstill.

NZL 92 took advantage but had to perform a penalty turn before the finish, and by the time they had ended the turn Alinghi had regained speed to pip New Zealand at the finish line.