America's Cup rookie Peter Burling ready to confront agressive tactics
QUOTE-UNQUOTE — "Team New Zealand's Burling, a superstar in the Olympic class 49er fleet racing, is working hard on developing the match-racing skills and tactics that will dominate the America's Cup racing that starts on May 27 (NZ time). He has to. Races can be won and lost in the penalty-risking jostling before the opening gun. And mistakes get magnified in the brutal one-on-one format, especially in these 20-minute races featuring foiling catamarans capable of pushing towards 50 knots. The opposition can be gone literally in the blink of a salty eyelid." --Duncan Johnstone writing on yesterday's Stuff.co.nz website. Do you agree? Full article here.