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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)

Measurers Admit Mistake In America’s Cup Scandal

The America’s Cup Measurement Committee has admitted it made a mistake and that one of the three prototype boats owned by defending champion Oracle Team USA was not illegally modified during warm-up regattas last year.

08/16/2013

Skipper Max Sirena of Italy's team Luna Rossa. (Photo by Paul Todd/Getty Images)

Italian Skipper Also Says America’s Cup Champ Oracle Cheated

Skipper Max Sirena of Italy’s Luna Rossa is the latest America’s Cup competitor to accuse defending champion Oracle Team USA of cheating in what potentially could be one of the biggest scandals in the regatta’s 162-year history.

08/15/2013

Larry Ellison in an interview from his Bay Area compound with CBS News. (CBS)

Oracle’s Ellison Defends ‘Risky’ Tactics In America’s Cup

The new, cutting-edge America’s Cup boats are not without criticism and Oracle’s Larry Ellison defends what some call risky engineering and sailing tactics, explaining, “It has to be a little bit risky.”

08/14/2013

Grant Dalton, Managing Director of Emirates Team New Zealand. (Photo by Sandra Mu/Getty Images)

New Zealand America’s Cup Boss Calls Oracle Team USA ‘Cheaters’

The head of America’s Cup challenger Emirates Team New Zealand has accused defending champion Oracle Team USA of cheating in the latest controversy in sailing’s premier regatta. “You can’t actually get to any other point than the fact they were cheating,” he said.

08/13/2013

Artemis Racing's Big Blue AC72 sails in San Francisco Bay. (Photo © ACEA / PHOTO GILLES MARTIN-RA)

Artemis Racing Bowed Out Gracefully From Weekend America’s Cup Defeat

A Sweden-based sailing team that was hit with a tragic loss earlier this year was eliminated over the weekend in the challenger series for the America’s Cup, but bowed out gracefully in a display of sportsmanship that has been a hallmark of the team’s return to the water.

08/12/2013

Team Luna Rossa Challenge (L) is skippered by Massimiliano Sirena against Team Artemis Racing (R) skippered by Iain Percy during race three of the Louis Vuitton Cup semi final on August 9, 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. Team Luna Rossa Challenge won the race. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Luna Rossa Takes 3-0 Lead Over Artemis In Semis

Italy’s Luna Rossa is one victory away from advancing to the America’s Cup challenger finals and another go-round with powerhouse Emirates Team New Zealand.

08/09/2013

Oracle Team USA trains for the America's Cup sailing event on July 17, 2013 in San Francisco. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Oracle Forfeits America’s Cup World Series Titles

America’s Cup champion Oracle Team USA forfeited its overall championships from the first two seasons of the America’s Cup World Series on Thursday after it was determined that its yachts were modified without the permission of the Measurement Committee.

08/09/2013

Team Luna Rossa Challenge (R) skippered by Massimiliano Sirena in action against Team Artemis Racing (L) skippered by Iain Percy during race one of the Louis Vuitton Cup semi final on August 6, 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 Luna Rossa Challenge won the race. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Sweden Returns To America’s Cup Action, Falls To Italy In Opener Of Challenger Semis

Rebounding from a shaky start and damage to its wing sail, Italy’s Luna Rossa sped ahead of Artemis Racing of Sweden to win the opening race of the America’s Cup challenger semifinals Tuesday on San Francisco Bay.

08/06/2013

Artemis Racing's Big Blue AC72 sails in San Francisco Bay. (Photo © ACEA / PHOTO GILLES MARTIN-RA)

Artemis Ready To Race In America’s Cup Trials

Three months after crewman Andrew “Bart” Simpson was killed in a capsize, Artemis Racing will sail in the America’s Cup challenger trials.

08/05/2013

Artemis Racing's Big Blue AC72 sails in San Francisco Bay. (Photo © ACEA / PHOTO GILLES MARTIN-RA)

Artemis Sails New AC72 Catamaran For 1st Time In SF Bay

Artemis Racing sailed around the San Francisco Bay on Wednesday, testing “Big Blue” for the first time in winds as strong as 15 knots. The catamaran is the Swedish challenger’s second AC 72 for America’s Cup competition.

07/25/2013

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