America's Cup- Latest news - Oracle Team USA - December 19, 2012

Oracle Team USA’s USA-17 training in September 2012

Latest newsletter from Oracle Team USA covering the rebuild of USA-17, the development and building of the team's second AC72 and team activities now and over the Christmas/New Year break

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VIDEO: Wishing You All the Best This Holiday Season



Recover Repair Resolve

With a little more than a week remaining in the year, the focus for ORACLE TEAM USA hasn’t changed. All eyes have been on 2013 for months, for years, with the same goal in mind: defending the America’s Cup in San Francisco next September.

Ask any member of the team their New Year’s resolution and it likely involves winning the Cup. Or more immediately, it’s sailing ORACLE TEAM USA 17 again.

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VIDEO: Ready to Ring in the New Year


ABC-TV’s Nick Watt took a ride with Jimmy Spithill and crew during a recent episode of “Nightline.”

VIDEO: ABC "Nightline"



Sailing at the Edge of Control

By Andreas Tzortzis

Photo: © ORACLE TEAM USA / Guilain Grenier

The San Francisco Bay was typically frosty on a blustery weekday last October. A wind of up to 30 mph had whipped the 50-degree water into whitecaps, across which crisscrossed a fighter-jet-looking sailboat helmed by the America’s Cup champ and wunderkind Australian skipper Jimmy Spithill.

Measuring 72 feet long with a carbon-fiber “wing sail” 131 feet high, the boat has a racecar’s unbridled speed and crash potential. In the gilded history of the America’s Cup series in which it will be raced next summer, there has never been anything quite like it.

Continue reading in the December issue of The Red Bulletin.


ORACLE TEAM USA Visits the San Francisco Food Bank

Members of ORACLE TEAM USA joined a crew of volunteers to sort and pack nearly 1,200 pounds of apples at the San Francisco Food Bank.

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