Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Highlights and Analysis: Oracle Team USA Wins America's Cup - NYTimes.com

Quite a week for Larry Ellison
"The wind and tide gods were favoring Oracle’s upwind advantage in the final race. Since the tide was traveling with the wind, Leg 3, the only upwind leg, took longer than usual, giving Oracle more time to extend its lead with better boat speed.
In the end, Oracle won by 44 seconds. The team had come a long way since crashing its first boat, struggling with foiling and being penalized two race points and losing key team members after a rules violation.Spithill, a 34-year-old Australian, has said that a lesser team would have folded, but his team became stronger."
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