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Team NZ celebrated around the world

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After sailing away from their Swedish rivals in the challenger final in Bermuda, Team New Zealand fans around the world are taking to social media to celebrate.

Star Trek Into Darkness star Karl Urban wasted no time in sending his congratulations.

"Congratulations #TeamNZ. Winning the #Americascup Challenger series. Fantastic work [sic]".

"Well done boys. Half way there. Stay grounded, but the win speaks volumes [sic]," tweeted a supporter Nick Elias.

However, Team NZ skipper Peter Burling says the team has a lot of work to do in the week ahead.

"We feel like we've been pushed really hard in the last couple of weeks... But we're a lot stronger for it.

"It definitely feels like were still on a steep part of that learning curve still."

Despite that, the general consensus from Kiwis, at home and abroad, was pride.

"Super proud of this bunch of kiwis," one man said.

"Such incredible talent on both boats & It's going to be great to watch it unfold," fan Chris Latham tweeted.

Burling admits it's not been an easy road.

"By no means are Artemis are weak team. They pushed us right to the end .

"We are learning incredibly fast. We're a lot better team than we were yesterday, and that's full credit to our challengers."

Team NZ will take on Team USA for the America's Cup this weekend, and fans can't wait.

Emirates Team New Zealand helmsman Peter Burling celebrates with team mates after winning the race and taking the series 5-2 against Artemis Racing during the 35th America's Cup, Louis Vuitton Challenger Playoffs finals on June 12, 2017 on Bermuda's Great Sound.
Emirates Team booked an America's Cup rematch with Oracle Team USA winning the lone race of the day 5-2. / AFP PHOTO / Mark Lloyd        (Photo credit should read MARK LLOYD/AFP/Getty Images) © MARK LLOYD/AFP/Getty Images Emirates Team New Zealand helmsman Peter Burling celebrates with team mates after winning the race and taking the series 5-2 against Artemis Racing during the 35th America's Cup, Louis Vuitton Challenger Playoffs finals on June 12, 2017 on Bermuda's Great Sound. Emirates Team booked an America's Cup rematch with Oracle Team USA winning the lone race of the day 5-2. / AFP PHOTO / Mark Lloyd (Photo credit should read MARK LLOYD/AFP/Getty Images)

"Bloody awesome #ETNZ now bring #AmericasCup2017 home to #NZ where it belongs [sic]," Whangaparoa fan Rob Mortensen tweeted.

"Well done Team NZ, looking forward to Sunday morning," another follower tweeted.

"One step closer to our ultimate goal. Next up the @americascup," was the official word from the team's Twitter account.

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