28 May 2017

America's Cup: Oracle defeat Team NZ in tight race

2:28 pm on 28 May 2017

Team New Zealand have been beaten by defenders Oracle Team USA in their second race at the America's Cup challenger series in Bermuda.

Team New Zealand had taken the lead midway through the race, but let that lead slip to fall to their first defeat.

Earlier, Team New Zealand beat France by more than two minutes in their opening race to finish the first day of racing with one win and one loss.

Oracle finished day one with two wins.

Emirates Team New Zealand in their race five match up against Oracle Team USA on day one of the 35th America's Cup challenger series. Bermuda. 27/5/2017

Team New Zealand battling the elements. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Look back at all the action from Bermuda earlier in our blog from RNZ's Todd Niall.