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Reactions to Team NZ's victory

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 26/06/2017


* "We're disappointed right now, but full credit to Team New Zealand. Man, what a series" - Oracle skipper Jimmy Spithill

* "We're on top of the world" - Team NZ Helmsman Peter Burling

* "We sailed phenomenally well today under extreme pressure and they responded to the occasion which was brilliant" - Team NZ boss Grant Dalton

* "You guys made it look easy when we all know it isn't. Next stop [Auckland]" British skipper Sir Ben Ainslie

* "They have done an amazing job to beat formidable opposition" - Prime Minister Bill English, earlier photographed watching the final race in red socks.

* "The boys have worked hard, real tough battle, it's been a long time getting to here" - Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron vice commodore Ian Cook

* We slew the demon of San Francisco... We can sleep again" - Auckland Mayor Phil Goff

* "Winning the Cup in 1995 gave Auckland a new 'front door', with the building of the Viaduct Harbour. We must take this opportunity to think in an innovative way to make New Zealand an even more attractive country" - NZ Marine executive Peter Busfield

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