Story: Sailing and windsurfing

Black Magic crosses the line

This footage of Black Magic was played obsessively in New Zealand in 1995. It shows the New Zealand boat crossing the finish line for its fifth win of the finals series over Dennis Conner’s Young America, so gaining the America’s Cup.

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Harold Kidd, 'Sailing and windsurfing - The America’s Cup', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/7157/black-magic-crosses-the-line (accessed 20 September 2019)

Story by Harold Kidd, published 12 Jun 2006, updated 1 Jun 2016