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Coutts competes in the Fleet Racing Championships during the America's Cup World Series, San Diego Match Racing Championship Fleet Race on November 20, 2011 at San Diego Bay in San Diego, California. (credit: Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

America’s Cup Teams Vote To Downsize Boats

America’s Cup teams have voted to reduce the size of boats to be sailed in the 2017 regatta in Bermuda, a cost-cutting move that could lead to the two strongest challengers dropping out.


Swiss Alinghi helmsman Ed Baird holds up the the America's Cup trophy or 'Auld Mug' after winning the seventh regatta in the best-of-nine match series against Emirates Team New Zealand in Valencia, 03 July 2007. In a nail biting finish the Swiss just beat the Kiwis to the line to win the series 5-2 and take the 32nd America's Cup. (credit: JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

5 Strongest Challenges To Oracle Team USA For 35th America’s Cup

We take a look at some of the strongest challengers who threaten Oracle’s goal of defending the Auld Mug in the 35th America’s Cup.


Russell Coutts, CEO of Oracle Racing, and Paul Cayard, CEO of Artemis Racing, speak to the media during the America's Cup Summer of Racing Launch event on April 3, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The America's Cup Finals will be held in San Francisco Bay between September 7-22. (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

America’s Cup Boss Coutts Tells Kiwis To Skip Cup Meeting

If America’s Cup challengers are to get on the same tack as defending champion Oracle Team USA heading into the next regatta, they’ll do so without Emirates Team New Zealand — at least for the time being.


Roy Heiner, left Peter van Niekerk and Dirk de Ridder celebrate after their single race off against New Zealand in the Soling class at the Sydney 2000 Olympics, Thursday. New Zealand lost the race and consequently failed to make the semifinals. (credit: Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Sources: Cup Sailor De Ridder’s Suspension May Mark End Of Career

America’s Cup sailor Dirk de Ridder has been suspended from sanctioned events for five years by sailing’s international governing body, two people with knowledge of the decision said Tuesday.


Oracle Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill hoists the America's Cup trophy while celebrating his team's victory over Emirates Team New Zealand in the 34th America's Cup on September 25, 2013, in San Francisco. AFP PHOTO/NOAH BERGER (credit: Noah Berger/AFP/Getty Images)

Historic America’s Cup Skipper Spithill To Return To Cup Champion Oracle Team USA

The chance to win a third straight America’s Cup with Oracle Team USA was a bigger allure to skipper Jimmy Spithill than taking a big-money offer from a foreign challenger.


Emirates Team New Zealand skippered by Dean Barker react after losing to Oracle Team USA skippered by James Spithill in race 19 of the America's Cup Finals on September 25, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Emirates Skipper: ‘Vultures Circling’ Defeated Team New Zealand

Team New Zealand skipper Dean Barker says “the vultures are already circling” the defeated America’s Cup challenger and that the team will likely fold unless action is taken to secure its future.


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America’s Cup Was 21st Century Adrenaline Rush

Larry Ellison and Russell Coutts got it right. The staid old America’s Cup can be an adrenaline rush.

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Oracle Team USA skippered by James Spithill celebrates after they crossed the finish line to beat Emirates Team New Zealand in race 18 of the America's Cup Finals on September 24, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Oracle Team USA Wins 7th Straight Race, Forces Historic Finale For America’s Cup

The longest America’s Cup in history will come down to two 72-foot, space-age catamarans making a final sprint around San Francisco Bay, on a five-leg course framed by the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island.


Emirates Team New Zealand (L) races against Oracle Team USA during the 34th America's Cup September 10, 2013 in San Francisco. New Zealand won the first race of the day while USA played its one postponement card of the regatta before the second race. (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Kiwis Defeat Americans In Runaway Fashion In Race 5 Of America’s Cup

Emirates Team New Zealand beat defending champion Oracle Team USA so soundly in Race 5 of the America’s Cup on Tuesday that Larry Ellison’s syndicate had to call timeout.