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Oracle Team USA tactician Ben Ainslie (R) on the stern of the boat races against Emirates Team New Zealand (R) while competing in the  the 34th America's Cup  in San Francisco. (DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images))

Ainslie Hopes To One Day Win America’s Cup For Britain

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.

09/16/2013

34th America's Cup - Oracle Team USA vs Emirates Team New Zealand, Race Day 4. (© ACEA / PHOTO RICARDO PINTO)

Plucky Kiwis At It Again In America’s Cup

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.

09/13/2013

Emirates Team New Zealand skippered Dean Barker (L) and Oracle Team USA skippered James Spithill (R) in action during race seven of the America's Cup finals on September 12, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Kiwis Beat Oracle Twice, Take Commanding Lead In America’s Cup

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.

09/12/2013

Team Oracle USA sails their AC-72 Racing Yacht in the bay during a training session. (Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

Oracle Drops Bay Area Native From Crew As America’s Cup Finals Continue

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.

09/12/2013

Oracle Team USA (L) competes against Emirates Team New Zealand during the 34th America's Cup on September 10, 2013 in San Francisco. Oracle lost the race and opted to postpone the second scheduled race of the day. AFP PHOTO/Don Emmert (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Firefighters Unable To Determine Cause Of America’s Cup Village Fire

San Francisco fire investigators have not able to determine the cause of a small blaze that damaged a broadcast booth and bleachers at the America’s Cup Village in the city’s Marina District early Tuesday, a fire spokeswoman said Wednesday.

09/11/2013

Oracle Team USA sail both of their AC72's  while training for the America's Cup sailing event on July 17, 2013 in San Francisco.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Oracle Team USA Receives Heaviest Penalty In America’s Cup History

An international jury has levied the harshest penalties in the 162-year history of the America’s Cup, docking defending champion Oracle Team USA two points in the finals against Emirates Team Zealand and expelling a key sailor.

09/03/2013

Oracle Team USA competes in the America's Cup World Series in 2012 in San Francisco. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Hearings Begin In America’s Cup Scandal

An international jury on Monday began hearings into what could be one of the biggest scandals in the 162-year history of the America’s Cup.

08/26/2013

Emirates Team New Zealand racing in the Louis Vuitton Cup. (© ACEA / PHOTO GILLES MARTIN-RAGET)

Kiwis Move 2 Wins Away From America’s Cup Match

Emirates Team New Zealand closed in on an America’s Cup match against Oracle Team USA, cruising past Italy’s Luna Rossa again Friday to take a 5-1 lead in the Louis Vuitton Cup finals.

08/23/2013

Emirates Team New Zealand skippered by Dean Barker in action against Team Luna Rossa Challenge skippered by Massimiliano Sirena during a race in the Louis Vuitton Cup finals.  (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Kiwis Take 4-1 Lead In Louis Vuitton Cup Finals

Skipper Dean Barker and Emirates Team New Zealand completed a pair of near-flawless races Wednesday, overpowering Italy’s Luna Rossa to take a 4-1 lead in the Louis Vuitton Cup finals.

08/21/2013

Emirates Team New Zealand skippered by Dean Barker practices on the water before race three of the Louis Vuitton Cup finals against Team Luna Rossa Challenge skippered by Massimiliano Sirena on August 19, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The winner of the Louis Vuitton Cup goes on to race against Oracle Team USA in the America's Cup Finals that start on September 7. Emirates Team New Zealand won the race. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Emirates Grabs 2-1 Lead Over Luna Rossa In America’s Cup Challenger Series

The final of the America’s Cup challenger series has had more failing than foiling. Emirates Team New Zealand sailed away with another win because of a mechanical failure to Italy’s Luna Rossa, taking a 2-1 lead in the Louis Vuitton Cup finals Monday.

08/19/2013

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