Oracle Team U.S.A. Sails Into The Winner's Circle
Larry Ellison's Oracle Team U.S.A. sailed into the winner's circle in the America's Cup World Series, marking a triumph for both first-place winner Russell Coutts and runner-up Jimmy Spithill as they swept this prelude to the America's Cup championship in September 2013.
From Aug. 21 to 26, eight teams from around the world gathered in San Francisco to compete, including Sweden's Artemis Racing, China Team, Emirates Team New Zealand, France's Energy Team, Great Britain's J.P. Morgan BAR, Italy's Luna Rossa Challenge 2013, Team Korea, and, of course, Oracle Team U.S.A., with Italy, Sweden and the U.S. racing two catamarans each for a total of 11 boats battling for the win.
To kick things off, Oracle invited CRN to an exclusive behind-the-scenes visit, from its top-secret warehouse to boatside seats of the action. Here's a look at 10 scenes from Oracle's America's Cup World Series.