Then and now: Peter Montgomery calls it again as Team NZ win back the America's Cup video

Commentator Peter Montgomery talks to Team New Zealand skipper Russell Coutts and his son Grayson after New Zealand ...
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Commentator Peter Montgomery talks to Team New Zealand skipper Russell Coutts and his son Grayson after New Zealand winning the 1995 America's Cup in San Diego.

In 1995, Peter Montgomery delivered the memorable line "America's Cup is now New Zealand's Cup" as Team New Zealand crossed the finish line in San Diego.

On Tuesday, 22 years later, he was back at it, commentating for Radio Sport on the racing in Bermuda as TNZ crossed the line to defeat Oracle 7-1.

Montgomery was in full swing as TNZ claimed victory.

Sport commentator Peter Montgomery, pictured here conducting an interview, delivered his famous line as the Team New ...
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Sport commentator Peter Montgomery, pictured here conducting an interview, delivered his famous line as the Team New Zealand boat crossed the finish line in 1995 - and he was commentating again in 2017.

"San Diego, 1995, and now Bermuda, 2017. Once again, the America's Cup is New Zealand's cup. History on the Great Sound, Bermuda.

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Team New Zealand after winning back the America's Cup in Bermuda.
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Team New Zealand after winning back the America's Cup in Bermuda.

"It now means Team New Zealand have become the first team and the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron is now the first yacht club in the 166-year history of the cup to successfully challenge for the America's Cup twice."

One person reacting online to the win said: "Thanks Peter Montgomery - legendary commentary as usual.....victory! We love you Emirates Team New Zealand".

Another said: "Great commentary guys. Thanks for the kiwi view of the racing. Just like old times"

Emirates Team New Zealand helmsman Peter Burling celebrates with skipper Glenn Ashby after defeating Oracle Team USA in ...
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Emirates Team New Zealand helmsman Peter Burling celebrates with skipper Glenn Ashby after defeating Oracle Team USA in Bermuda.

TNZ finished 55 seconds ahead of Oracle in the final race on Tuesday morning, New Zealand time.

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Led by cool-headed skipper Glenn Ashby and brilliant young helmsman Peter Burling, the Kiwis produced another flawless performance, grabbing the lead in the second leg to once again leave Oracle in their wake.

New Zealand's chief tormentor in San Francisco, Oracle skipper Jimmy Spithill again did all he could to unsettle his rivals both on and off the water.

The front page of The Dominion Post after Team New Zealand won the 1995 America's Cup.
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The front page of The Dominion Post after Team New Zealand won the 1995 America's Cup.

However, the 'Pitbull' was gracious in defeat, conceding that they were simply beaten by the better team. 

 - Stuff

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