Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Well, the Kiwis have taken the Louis Vuitton Cup, battling against the Italians on Luna Rossa, to win the best of nine final, 5-0.
That's a rare bit of jubilation on the face of Kiwi helmsman Dean Barker (Deano) and his fellow crew in the top photo. The Kiwi team is famous for its very low key celebrations when winning any of its races. In fact one reporter mentioned yesterday, after the NZ boat won race 4 of the final, that the Kiwis had finally given each other a "high-five" - that is, a subtle raise of the eyebrow.
Roll on June 23, when the challenge for the America's Cup begins!
BTW, that's a Buzzy Bee on the banner in the second photo - a true bit of Kiwiana - which is also painted on the bulb of the Kiwi boat's keel.