If you’re anything like me, the America’s Cup is kind of a big deal. While it is generally regarded as an event for the super rich to throw money around, little old New Zealand has a proud history of doing incredibly well and really taking it to some of the richest men in the world. As a country, we have produced some brilliant sailors and our boat designers are some of the best in the world.
I remember as a child watching KZ7 and following the cup and the drama it bought. I remember watching us beat Dennis Conner in San Diego in 1995 and hearing those immortal words of Pete Montgomery, “The America’s Cup is now New Zealand’s Cup” and then again in 2000, “The America’s Cup is still New Zealand’s Cup”.
While the class of boat has changed, so too has the commentary team on TVNZ and I’m really struggling to enjoy it as I once did.
While Martin Tasker and Peter Lester do an ok job of covering the America’s Cup for TVNZ, it’s just not the same without Pete Montgomery. Continue reading »