Team NZ beats Luna Rossa 7-3 to retain the America’s Cup News Staff

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — Team New Zealand has retained the America’s Cup, beating Italian challenger Luna Rossa 7-3 in the 36th match for sailing’s oldest trophy.

The defender came into the sixth day of racing Wednesday at match point, with a 6-3 lead in the best-of-13 race series. Team New Zealand won the 10th race by 46 seconds in a shifty north-easterly breeze to complete its defence of the famous Auld Mug.

The Associated Press

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