Team New Zealand savor America's Cup triumph

Hundreds of people lined the shores of Auckland to watch Team New Zealand win the 36th America's Cup on Wednesday (March 17), beating challenger Luna Rossa 7-3 in the best-of-13 series with a 46-second victory in race 10.

"Fantastic mate, fantastic hey.''

"Good work Team New Zealand hey. You've done the country proud. Congratulations."

Defender TNZ retained sport's oldest international trophy, four years after beating Oracle Team USA 7-1 in Bermuda.

It was their fourth America's Cup triumph after winning in 1995, 2000 and 2017.

In contrast to race nine's thrilling battle on Tuesday, the decider proved little more than a procession.

TNZ threw down the gauntlet straight out of the start gate with a tack to the right, which gave them a slight lead, extending it to nine seconds by the second mark.