Kiwi Sailors Fought Bravely But Bigger Resources Won
Rt Hon Winston Peters
New Zealand First
26 September 2013
Kiwi Sailors Fought
Bravely But Bigger Resources Won
First has praised the Kiwi sailors who came within a whisker
of winning back the America’s Cup but in the end lost to
big money and home team rules.
Rt Hon Winston Peters says
hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders around the world
tried to “will” the Kiwi yacht to the finish mark and to
their credit Team New Zealand fought to the end.
one of the moments when we must remember that for a small
nation we are up there with the best in the world and credit
must be given to everyone associated with the cup
Mr Peters says it’s also time to reflect on
what we are capable of achieving and he points out that the
winning boat was actually built in New Zealand.
boat won the America’s Cup, but with an owner from the
USA,” says Mr Peters.
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