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  Wednesday, 25 September, 2002, 12:49 GMT 13:49 UK
New Zealand defend Cup
How the Kiwis swept America's Cup 2000

Black Magic returns to the harbour in the Hauraki Gulf in Auckland, New Zealand
Team New Zealand return to the harbour after race one of the 2000 America's Cup

Team New Zealand will have to defeat Prada's Luna Rossa if they are to become the first non-US syndicate to defend the Cup
The holders must take on Prada, of Italy, who won the Louis Vuitton Cup by beating AmericaOne

Black Magic sails around a windward mark as it leads the race from Italy's Luna Rossa
New Zealand round a windward mark as Black Magic sails into the lead of the America's Cup

The weather was not always helpful as the New Zealand crew get to grips with the changing conditions
Not everything's plain sailing as the conditions deteriorate and the team negotiate the choppy waters (right)

As conditions get worse it's all hands on deck for the crew of Black Magic
Crew members of the New Zealand team pull together during the difficult conditions

With conditions changing for the better Team New Zealand and Black Magic leads from Italy's Luna Rossa
Smoother waters for the teams as New Zealand leads the way from Italy's Luna Rossa

Team members of the Black Magic boat celebrate their win in the 2000 America's Cup
Team NZ crew celebrate their 2000 America's Cup victory after successfully completing the tricky course

Team New Zealand, skippered by Russell Coutts (right) lift the winners trophy in 2000
Team NZ and their skipper Russell Coutts (right) lift the 2000 America's Cup trophy

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