Wow, my brother and I watched in awe! I couldn't belive NZ did not have another jib on deck. dumping that in the sewer and pulling a new jib was a huge killer. They were not going to win that race with the main as bad off as it was but come on, the foredeck look completely out of sorts. I read an article that the water in the pit was somewhere in the realm of 6 tons. That took a boat tuned for 25 ton to 30 ton and it was over. That was the most work Russel had to do in the start yet. Dean did an ok job but gave up the left without much of a fight. Being the first race that's understandable. I just don't know whether Dean is going to go for the jugular so to speak on a start. My prediction, which I've had from the start, experiance and match racing skill will beat engineering. It seems NZ is sort of screwed either way. If this southerly blows out and the wind dies the "Hula" will not be effective. If it hangs out for a while then they are in a similar situation with the excess water in the pit. I personally think the jib they picked overpowered the boat but that's just a layman's prediction. There is some great racing to come.