I think it is a too much to say that it was only bad luck that LR lost.... However, it was at least plausible that LR could have won it, albeit with a bit of luck.Really? I must have been watching an altogether different regatta.
After the first 3 days, it was 3-3, but I think with the conditions and race track, if LR had one a few more starts it could easily have been 5-1 (yes that goes both ways). Then of the racing after that, LR was in with a good chance of winning at least 2 of the races it lost, with just split second decisions making the difference.
Moreover, if COVID had not delayed the start, then TR may have been even less sharp at the start of the regatta.
So while ultimately it was probably a comfortable win, it was probably a lot closer that NZ had expected and they had at least a little bit of a concern.
They didn't win it with luck, but with a touch of bad luck NZ could have lost it.