The near capsize on San Francisco Bay this morning quickly brought a nations heartbeat to a dead stop. Armchair sailors spilt rum or tea and the drinks stopped for a moment in waterfront watering holes in ports everywhere .
Relief was on the faces or all and their silence spoke more leagues than most have sailed on the waves. New Zealand’s aspirations and dreams were within seconds of being shattered before the sea gods looked after our boat today.
Our skipper and crew are among the finest sailors on the on planet. They seek higher things than fame and personal fortune. They sail with our nation's will and know if they can retrieve the cup, Auckland and New Zealand inc will be advanced more than political spin and sound bites of recent years . Everything about this crew and their campaign is 100 % Pure New Zealand. That is why we love them .
This is what we would like to see