But perhaps most remarkable of all, is how a team, came to be so far ahead of the development curve.
The Design Team knew that they could not out-spend the bigger teams, and would never catch-up in sailing time. The only chance for success would be a bold, innovative design that drew the very best from this talented team.
Taking a fresh look at where the America′s Cup could be won or lost led to a revolutionary design concept that stepped away from their competitors in many areas. Whilst the most visible innovation was the use of ‘cyclors′ rather than grinders, this was just one piece of the complex design puzzle which all had to work together to make the Kiwi boat fly.
And fly they did – the brilliant success achieved in the face of seemingly overwhelming odds was simply outstanding.