Video: 34th America’s Cup day two summary

Watch highlights from races 3 and 4, with some of the most thrilling sailing in the event’s history.
By Helen Baker

Challenger Emirates Team New Zealand and defending champion Oracle Team USA each clinched a win on the second day, spurred on by a crowd of 45,000 America's Cup fans watching from vantage points around the course.

The Kiwis won race 3 by 28 seconds and the Americans claimed race 4 by just 8 seconds. This means that Emirates Team New Zealand now lead the series 3-0 (with Oracle Team USA's first two points not counting due to a prior penalty).

We don't like losing races, but at the same time a lot of good things can come out of it that will make us better on Tuesday.

Dean Barker, Emirates Team New Zealand skipper

The crews' powerful AC72 catamarans – which can sail faster than 50mph (80kph) – really came into their own in the strongest winds so far of this series. The peak windspeed was 19.3 knots, with the two boats literally flying out of the water at top speeds of around 42 knots (49mph).

These boats are physically the most demanding class of boat we've ever sailed. For the guys doing all the work, it's non-stop, relentless.

Jimmy Spithill, Oracle Team USA skipper

Monday's off day is a chance for both teams to reflect and plan ahead. Victory will go to the crew that's first to get to nine points. In total, that's nine race wins for the Kiwis and 11 (due to a penalty) for the Americans.

What will happen in races 5 and 6? Watch day three LIVE on from 10.15pm CEST on Tuesday, September 10.

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