How Emirates Team New Zealand Stunned the World
On 26 June 2017, on the turquoise waters of Bermudas Great Sound, Peter Burling (26) became the youngest ever helmsman to win the premier trophy in sailing, the America’s Cup. Amongst several other firsts, the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron became the first club ever to win back the Americas Cup and did so against one of the best funded and technologically astute teams in the 166-year history of the event. The rookie New Zealand crew, of whom only one had previous Americas Cup experience, trounced the Defender, Oracle Team USA led by the brash Australian, Jimmy Spithill who had ripped the heart out of the Kiwi sailing nation just four years before. Lone Wolf is a celebration of the Emirates Team New Zealand win in Bermuda, written from an on the water perspective by one of the worlds most influential Americas Cup photo-journalists, Richard Gladwell, who also shot many of the images used in the 200-page book.