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Americas cup triple touch penalty to Kiwi's

I've raced a very little but usually I'm so busy grinding something I never get a chance to look up and see what is going on so pardon a dumb question.

About three races from the end the boats touched and the Kiwi's got a penalty.

Could someone explain that.
It looked to me like the american boat came up from behind which in normal rules would mean it was burdened but apparently the rules are different in racing.

So exactly what happened and why?

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