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Suzanne McFadden: Team NZ makes final in resilient comeback

QUOTE-UNQUOTE: In another Team New Zealand tradition, there was no celebration for making it this far. Team NZ returned to the dock and quietly acknowledged their cheering crowd of supporters, which builds in number by the day. [Peter] Burling’s father Richard waved the largest New Zealand flag. Then it was “one beer each, and home to bed”, to recover from the longest, toughest 48 hours many of them have ever known. –Suzanne McFadden, our favorite Kiwi Cup journalist and then some, hits another one out of the ballpark with her latest for newsroom.co.nz on ETNZ's winning their Semi yesterday against Land Rover BAR and advancing to the Challenger Finals which begin tomorrow.

Emirates Team NZ will be racing in the final, despite having a reconstructed boat that wasn’t 100 percent match fit. Photo: © ACEA 2017 / Photo Gilles Martin-Raget