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.

Peter Burling is riding high at the helm of Team New Zealand's AC50 and ready for the heat of battle in Bermuda.

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