America’s Cup kicks off Wednesday: Team New Zealand hoists the black flag

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The black flag flies in the land of the long white cloud. Luna Rossa anchors in Hauraki Bay and a whole people are holding their breath behind Team New Zealand. The 36th edition of the America’s Cup begins Wednesday in Auckland where, for everyone, defending the silver ewer won in 2017 in Bermuda is a national cause. This has been the case for nearly thirty years.

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