CANADA MAKES HISTORY IN CHRISTCHURCH WITH FIRST EVENT WIN, BEATING HOME FAVORITES NEW ZEALAND IN NECK-AND-NECK SHOWDOWN
Phil Robertson’s Canada has made history by securing its first ever event win in a neck and neck showdown against home favorites New Zealand and season leaders Australia on the waters of Whakaraupō, Lyttelton Harbour.
In one of the closest Final battles of the season, the Canadians went head to head with Peter Burling’s home town heroes, with tight crosses and lead changes throughout.
The event results mean the Aussies remain comfortable at the top of the overall Season leaderboard with 84 points, while New Zealand, in second place with 73, has slightly closed the gap. France remains in third with 69 points despite finishing fifth in Christchurch, but has a slim one-point lead ahead of Emirates Team GBR in fourth.