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Alexia Russell: Why the America's Cup pushes our (Kiwi) patriotic buttons

YOUR ED. IS NOT EVEN going to grab a quote from this great article, by a colleague of Suzanne McFadden's at New Zealand's new, cool news and features website called, simply, "newsroom" ( I've not had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Russell, but if over the long-haul she is half as good a journo as is our long time friend and Cup veteran scribe Suzanne, we are all in for a treat. I've just read her piece (headline above), and commend it to all AC fans – Kiwis and non-Kiwis alike. Read and enjoy.

She's also a clever snapper. Photo, which accompanies her story, by Alexi Russell courtesy of