America's Cup fans: 'Today's the day'

Scottie Milne (left) and Peter Brandley are Team NZ fans.Photo / Greg Bowker
Scottie Milne (left) and Peter Brandley are Team NZ fans.Photo / Greg Bowker

Fans gathering at Shed 10 on Auckland's waterfront are settling in for a wait as bad weather delays the start of America's Cup racing.

Storms in Auckland this morning have made things uncomfortable on Queens Wharf as well, with workers quickly trying to mop up water on the floor as the shed fills up.

Most fans are staying optimistic about Emirates Team New Zealand's chances after a disappointing day of racing yesterday.

Carole and Rob Green celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary yesterday and said they wanted to continue the celebrations at Shed 10 this morning.

"We want to see that Aussie bastard flattened," said Mr Green.

"I'm feeling confident in the fact that we've only got one more race to win."


Boris and Chrissy Dropich, along with children Maddy, 12, and Bailey, 13, donned their red socks for luck as they waited for racing to start.

Mr Dropich said they decided to come along for the first time today as he thought the kids would enjoy the atmosphere. "They weren't even born the last time when [the America's Cup] was here," he said.

"It's good to get in behind it."

Mrs Dropich said she "felt flat the whole day" after yesterday's result, when one race was abandoned and the other won by Oracle.

But they had no doubt the Kiwis could still bring home the cup.

"Today's the day."

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