Three races have now been held for the 32nd America's Cup. My heart's been in my mouth for the last two. Alinghi clearly held the advantage in race 1, even though the Kiwis were first across the line at the start. But these last two races have been total seat-of-the-pants. The Kiwis are now two races up! Yep, the score is 2-1.
Today's race had true drama, including a terrible spinnaker drop by the Kiwis, which nearly had a man over board. But just as it all seemed to be over, the Kiwis came from behind on the final leg and beat Alinghi by 25 seconds.
And one very interesting piece of America's Cup lore is that every America's Cup Match in history (bar 1871), that has required three or more races, has seen the winner of race 3 go on to win the Match.