Dal Blog di Peter Lester (NZHerald)..

Dal Blog di Peter Lester (NZHerald)..

Putting the others on the wrong tack

NZ Herald –

Planted stories, rumours and misinformation are part of the America’s Cup.

So far this cup has been free of skulduggery; however, a story this week which suggested Emirates Team New Zealand’s NZL92 had suffered major structural damage could be the start of things to come.

The story insinuated that NZL92 had suffered major damage while sailing in Valencia last week.

Team New Zealand denied it, and NZL92 has been sailing since.

It would appear the story was planted by another syndicate trying to take Team New Zealand’s eye off the ball. And it did. Some teams are experts in this area. In the past, Team New Zealand have been masters at it themselves.

A quick look back at Team New Zealand’s history in the America’s Cup shows some instances where they have been the victims and others where they have been the instigators.

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