Oracle Team USA practices for the America's Cup Final on the Great Sound on Tuesday in Hamilton, Bermuda.
"There's direct impact, people coming to the island to visit to watch the America's Cup, or longer term, people coming with the megayacht programme - there's about 100 megayachts - for longer durations to watch the cup".
Oracle Team USA were punished for crossing the start line too early and again when the boats crossed for a second time just after they had taken the lead on leg 3/7, paving the way for Emirates Team New Zealand to seal another win. He might soon be an Americas Cup champion if the Kiwis astoundingly fast design package, of which the cycling system is just one component, whisks them to victory against two-time defending champion Oracle Team USA.
Until the sixth race, the powerhouse American-backed squad, crewed mostly by Australians, had been humbled by the underfunded but crafty Kiwis, helmed by 26-year-old Peter Burling.
But judging by one recent news report, the regatta is also stirring political waves for the island nation of Bermuda over the cost of the event.
It was a big hurdle when they actually put the test bikes in the race boat, he said.
Five days of development this week appeared to initially amount to little as Team NZ sailed clear in race five on Sunday (NZT).
Oracle's boat clearly was faster than the opening weekend wipeout, when the Kiwis won four straight races by margins from 30 to 88 seconds.
With memories of Oracle's incredible comeback in San Francisco still fresh in their mind, Team NZ have worked hard to ensure the break will not be a momentum killer. "They're ready to get to work".
"We knew to finish first overall we could only have one boat in between us and New Zealand and most of the way round there were two or three boats in between", Bunce said after the race. They've got different designers, different sailors, different management, whatever, but you look at the number of innovative things that that team has created over the years, it's impressive.
That's what Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club commodore Nick Wrinch told SunLive following Team New Zealand's win in Bermuda.
Oracle skipper Jimmy Spithill isn't helping his cause with mistakes. The Kiwis had a bad maneuver and Spithill sailed into the lead and on to victory.
It is not the first time Oracle has been up against it in 2013 they came back from 8-1 down to nick the trophy from New Zealand when it was the first to nine.