The edge every sailor wants is boat speed. It can disguise errors, it helps with execution of maneuvers. in short it can bail you out of suituations.
The New Zealand team had all the tools; a faster boat. and from a distance a team that had no egos. Everyone quietly did their jobs.
If you look at the New Zealand crew’s resume, it was brilliant.
By the way, Luna Rossa will be the Challenger of record.
I am pleased that New Zealand won. The one problem for most of the world is the fact that they are in a distant time zone.