Oracle Team USA has won the America’s Cup.
The final score was 9-8 – though they won two more races before they got on the scoreboard.
But let’s not go into national mourning.
Emirates Team New Zealand sailed well, with a New Zealand crew, New Zealand boat design, New Zealand technology and New Zealand expertise.
Oracle Team New Zealand sailed better, with an international crew which included New Zealanders, New Zealand boat design, New Zealand expertise.
They also had a New Zealand manager – Russell Coutts – who hasn’t lost an America’s Cup.
They also had more money and the lack of challengers showed that was a significant factor.
This was an amazing spectacle and one of the great sporting comebacks.
But it was only sport.
So let’s keep positive, congratulate the victors, thank Dean Barker and the team for the effort they put in and the entertainment they provided us, get on with our lives and smile – it’s contagious.