15 Feb 2009

Team NZ beats Alinghi

6:05 am on 15 February 2009

Team New Zealand has won the Louis Vuitton Pacific Regatta yachting final, beating Alinghi 3-1 on the Waitemata Harbour.

Alinghi won the first race on Friday but Dean Barker's crew came back to level the best of five series by an equally comfortable margin of 29 seconds.

After another two good starts they never really looked like allowing Alinghi to repeat its America's Cup wins, winning race four by 20 seconds.