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Incredible Comeback Keeps America's Cup in US

Team Oracle USA needed to win 8 straight races, and that's just what it did

(Newser) - The US team won the America's Cup in sailing today, and this is pretty much all you need to know about how huge of a comeback it was: It's a best-of-17 series, and Oracle Team USA trailed 8-1 just last week. Do the math, and you'll see... More »

Sailor Drowns as America's Cup Yacht Capsizes

British Olympian Andrew Simpson dies in San Francisco Bay

(Newser) - An America's Cup sailor is dead after his team's yacht capsized during practice in San Francisco Bay this afternoon. He has been identified as Olympian Andrew Simpson of Great Britain, and authorities say he got trapped beneath the 72-foot catamaran when it flipped about a half-mile off shore,... More »

US Wins Back America's Cup

After 15-year drought, Eliison's BWM Oracle trimaran defeats Swiss Alonghi

(Newser) - Larry Ellison's space-age trimaran BMW Oracle won back the America's Cup for the United States by speeding across the Mediterranean and routing two-time defending champ Alinghi of Switzerland in a two-race sweep. The 65-year-old software tycoon was onboard his incredibly fast craft today, after sitting out Race 1 due to... More »

America's Cup Sails to Persian Gulf

Defending champions choose UAE site for 'perfect weather'

(Newser) - February’s America’s Cup will be held in the United Arab Emirates for the first time, the defending champs, who get to choose, announced yesterday. The decision marks the Middle East’s continued growth as an international sports mecca, the Wall Street Journal notes. Ras al-Khaimah in the southern... More »

Nabbed Oracle Spy Rocks America's Cup

Cup holders accuse American billionaire of sending spy squads to snoop on yacht

(Newser) - Skulduggery has once again hit the world's foremost sailing race with charges that a spy for US billionaire Larry Ellison's BMW-Oracle team was nabbed snooping on a rival, the Times of London reports. Spokesmen for Alinghi, the Swiss holders of the America's Cup, say they caught the spy sneaking around... More »

Alinghi Defends America's Cup

Swiss team scores 1-second victory over New Zealand to remain atop sailing world

(Newser) - Alinghi defended the America's Cup today, scoring a 1-second victory over Team New Zealand and returning the most prestigious title in international sailing to landlocked Switzerland. The series, contested off Valencia, Spain, was the closest since 1983—the widest margin in Alinghi's 5-2 victory in the nine-race series was 35... More »

America's Cup Lacks Americans

Larry Ellison's $400 million for naught as team implodes

(Newser) - After a decisive 5-1 defeat by Italy's Luna Rossi, BMW Oracle Racing's leadership is in doubt; for the final race, owner Larry Ellison grounded skipper Chris Dickson, whose dictatorial style is said to have chafed the crew. Aided by the futuristic USA98, the underachieving Oracle team was predicted to challenge... More »

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