Jerry's account of the America's Cup Jerry is my son's father-in-law and he follows the race religiously. He has even witnessed a couple of them. Here's what he had to say the day before the race: Tomorrow is the day. The syndicates had to state today which boats they will use in the race. New Zealand has been using NZL 92 this year and will stick with it. Alinghi raced SUI 91 earlier this year, but they had a newer boat delivered earlier this year, SUI 100. They announced that's the one they'll use for the America's Cup. The defender had more time to design their last boat, but they haven't had as much experience racing it as the challenger has had. Alinghi seemed to be a slight favorite in their older boat. Presumably they think the newer boat is a bit faster than SUI 91, but maybe it's just a ploy to unnerve the Kiwis. New Zealand won the coin toss to see who gets to enter the starting box from the favored side, so there's a tiny advantage to them.