Gardini, his aristocratic veneer swiftly disintegrating in the solvent of his enmity, suggested that New Zealand, in the interest of fair play, withdraw from the regatta. Said Fay, "I think in English he wants us to be thrown out of the show."
Ah, but the show must go on. So a few hours later Il Moro got back on the water and won its second race over the Kiwis, this one by a decisive 43 seconds. New Zealand took pains to use the bowsprit in a noncontroversial manner, but Cayard still protested the race he had won for the purposes of further arguing his case for future reference. More important, suddenly, instead of holding a commanding four-race-to-one lead, as the Kiwis had 24 hours earlier, New Zealand was ahead of Il Moro just three wins to two. Said Fay, "The America's Cup is the hardest cake in the world to bake."
His voice was not without a trace of admiration.