American Magic American team-member 36 of the Cup “America” is unexpectedly came into a very unpleasant situation. And even entered the fray with the New Zealand government.
Recall that the races of the America’s Cup will be held in the spring of next year just in New Zealand. And before that (in December this year and February of next) there will be two stages of racing series America Cup World Series.
In this regard, the leadership of American Magic decided to start early training on the future battles in Auckland. On may 27, a boat team АС75 Defiant – raised in the port of Pensacola (Florida) on the deck of the cargo ship that the next day headed for New Zealand. To arrive in Auckland should ship on June 20. But…
But team members American Magic way to New Zealand closed. Categorically. As, indeed, all those who want to enter the country. There is not let anyone – and not going to start. For a long time.
Covid-19, I must say, not particularly annoyed the new Zealanders. The country reported 1504 cases of infection with coronavirus, 1481 people, cured, 22 people died in hospital being treated for one poor guy. Moreover, this situation has not changed for 5 days.
Accordingly, almost removed the limitations previously imposed by the authorities. The last of them, the government will cancel are expected next Monday. However, with one exception. A complete ban on the entry of citizens of other countries will remain uncertain for quite a long time – and no one in New Zealand to make exceptions to this rule is going. This once again today stressed the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
The Americans, of course, offended and accuse the new Zealanders in a hostile to major allies and along with unsportsmanlike behavior. For new Zealanders it is, however, all these accusations no impression does not produce.
R. S. bitter American experience of the British team Ineos Team UK decided that her boat and crew will leave for New Zealand at the end of September.closed