After Oracle Team USA won the lone race of the day in the America’s Cup on Thursday, it gave fans of challenger Emirates Team New Zealand to soak up San Francisco for at least one more day.
Emirates Team New Zealand won Race 11 of the America’s Cup by 15 seconds Wednesday to close within one victory of taking the oldest trophy in international sports from powerhouse Oracle Team USA.
Strong wind blowing in through the Golden Gate Bridge and a strong tide flowing out to sea forced organizers to postpone two America’s Cup races Tuesday between Emirates Team Zealand and defender Oracle Team USA.
Back home in Britain, he’s known as Sir Ben Ainslie. Out on San Francisco Bay, he’s the tactician for America’s Cup defender Oracle Team USA. And really, Ainslie can’t lose even if Oracle fails to defend the America’s Cup.
Dean Barker and Emirates Team New Zealand regained the momentum in the America’s Cup when it pulled ahead of defending champion Oracle Team USA on the fourth leg to win Race 10 by 17 seconds on Sunday.
Emirates Team New Zealand nearly capsized in Race 8 of the America’s Cup, allowing defending champion Oracle Team USA to sail away to a 52-second victory Saturday on windy San Francisco Bay.
Nearly 20 years after beating Mr. America’s Cup himself, Dennis Conner, Team New Zealand is on course to scuttle software billionaire Larry Ellison’s hopes of keeping sailing’s biggest prize.
Even with the most successful sailor in Olympic history on board, defending America’s Cup champion Oracle Team USA simply can’t catch Emirates Team New Zealand.
Defending champion Oracle Team USA on Thursday dropped a Bay Area native from its sailing crew as the team tries to find a way to come back from a large deficit in the America’s Cup Finals, which resumes this afternoon in San Francisco.
Might a British knight be able to help turn around the America’s Cup misfortunes of defending champion Oracle Team USA? Sir Ben Ainslie, the most successful Olympic sailor in history, subbed out struggling tactician John Kostecki for Oracle’s training session Wednesday on San Francisco Bay.