Monday, September 23, 2013

America's Cup in San Francisco

America's Cup sailing in San Francisco

Oracle Team USA won two races in one day for the first time to extend the America's Cup. San Francisco has been a spectacular host city, even with the occasional postponement due to high winds. Emirates Team New Zealand is still clinging to match point. Team USA has made numerous strides, both on the water and with the shore team performing modifications, allowing them to capture the last four victories. The series now stands at 8-5, a far cry form the once 7-1 margin. It appears that Team Oracle has made some key adjustments in personnel as well, they brought on Olympic gold medalist Ben Aisle as a tactician.

Surely Team New Zealand will counter-punch as they try to maintain their championship. San Francisco will need to up the home town presence if Team USA is to continue this comeback. The nautical battle for the Cup continues today, Mother Earth permitting.


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