Alinghi one race from Cup glory

Team Alinghi’s America’s Cup battle with Emirates Team New Zealand is the closest for 24 years and arguably the tightest matchup in the 156-year history of the event.

None of that comes as a surprise to Alinghi designer Grant Simmer. He has co-ordinated the design and build of SUI 100 — the yacht which holds a 4-2 lead over the Kiwis in the best-of-nine series.