Oracle Team USA
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.
Larry Ellison and Russell Coutts got it right. The staid old America’s Cup can be an adrenaline rush.
Skipper Jimmy Spithill accelerated his 72-foot catamaran off the starting line and steered defending champion Oracle Team USA to its fifth straight win against Emirates Team New Zealand on Monday to stay alive in the America’s Cup.
Jimmy Spithill and his mates with Oracle Team USA were masterful in light air Sunday on San Francisco Bay, winning two races against Emirates Team New Zealand to stay alive in the America’s Cup.
Oracle Team USA’s heart-stopping victory in Race 4 of the America’s Cup may have saved the event as well as the syndicate’s chances to retain the oldest trophy in international sports.
Hours after being hit with the harshest penalties in the 162-year history of the America’s Cup, skipper Jimmy Spithill defiantly declared defending champion Oracle Team USA to be an underdog that “will come out fighting” against Emirates Team New Zealand starting Saturday.
An international jury has begun hearings into what could be one of the biggest scandals in the 162-year history of the America’s Cup.