The opening round of sailing didn't lack drama.
The NZ challenge struggled in its debut outing for the global sailing league in Bermuda.
Speculation is still rife as to where the next Cup will be held.
Team NZ are said to be considering a challenge at the birthplace of the America's Cup.
Only four women were a part of Team New Zealand's winning crew.
After wrapping up the 'Auld Mug', Tuke turns now turns his attention to Sail GP and the Olympics.
Finn Henry helped power Te Rehutai, while little bro delivered pre-race rark-up.
The fate of the next defence is already uncertain.
The Kiwis celebrated accordingly after keeping the 'Auld Mug' locked away.
He has urged the team to "reciprocate" the support Auckland has shown.
Team NZ designer Dan Bersconi fears his creation never realised its potential.
Speculation has already begun over where the next America's Cup will be contested.
The Luna Rossa helmsman can't turn his back on the 'Auld Mug', after losing again to Team NZ.
Wednesday's win marks another high in the 30-year-old's illustrious career.
Stuart Nash says plans are already in place to invest in the team for the next competition.
The Kiwis have kept the silverware, after a crucial seventh win over the Italians off Auckland.
The Kiwis achieved their seventh win over Luna Rossa to retain the 'Auld Mug' off Auckland.
The Luna Rossa helmsman has been here before and snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.
The Kiwis have no issue waiting for the chance to retain the 'Auld Mug'.
The Kiwis moved within one win of retaining the 'Auld Mug', but will have to wait another day at least.