Sailing: Team NZ excited to be racing in NYC

Emirates Team NZ in action during The Americas Cup World Series in Muscat, Oman. Photo / Getty Images
Emirates Team NZ in action during The Americas Cup World Series in Muscat, Oman. Photo / Getty Images

Team New Zealand's sailors have found themselves nestled in the heart of one of the world's great financial districts.

For the first time in 96 years, America's Cup racing will be held in New York harbour when the AC45 world series resumes this weekend.

Team New Zealand grinder Guy Endean says they'll be racing on the Hudson River against the backdrop of the Manhattan skyline.

Endean says they don't offer get to sail in front of big, heavily populated cities.

He says the course, which stretches from Manhattan across to the Jersey Shore and up to the Statue of Liberty, is very tight with swirly breeze and a current that differs across the river.

- Radio Sport

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