sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : America's Cup: Oracle Team USA scores second win of the series
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA scores second win of the series


'RACE 8 / 34th America’s Cup / ORACLE TEAM USA / San Francisco (USA) / 14-09-2013'    Guilain Grenier/Oracle Racing©    Click Here to view large photo

Oracle Team USA captured its second win of the 34th America’s Cup on Saturday in San Francisco. Skipper Jimmy Spithill and crew crossed the line 52 seconds ahead of Emirates Team New Zealand in the lone race of the day – Race 8 of the regatta – after Race 9 was abandoned due to high winds.

'It’s the first time upwind we felt really competitive,' said tactician Tom Slingsby. 'Our tacks were better, we felt like we were sailing the shifts a bit better, and obviously the speed was better. We made a couple changes to the boat yesterday, and they seem to have been good steps. We’re really encouraged.'

With winds blowing 18-20 knots, Emirates New Zealand jumped in front off the start of Race 8. Oracle Team USA kept close, splitting the second gate 8 seconds back. Mid way up the third leg, New Zealand nearly capsized. As Spithill and crew were closing in on starboard tack, they were able to capitalize and move in front. Oracle Team USA extended the lead to win the race by 52 seconds.

RACE 8 / 34th America’s Cup / ORACLE TEAM USA / San Francisco (USA) / 14-09-2013 -  Guilain Grenier-Oracle Racing©   Click Here to view large photo

Race 9 got underway, but during the third leg it was abandoned when wind speeds reached the limit.

'Today, to come from behind on the upwind leg, was a big boost for the guys,' said Spithill. 'The design team, the engineering team, the shore team, all worked very, very hard yesterday and they were rewarded with the win. It’s exactly what we needed. We’re going to work all night again, and we’ll come out tomorrow ready to try to step it up once more.'

On Sunday, the teams will be back on the course with a restart of Race 9, followed by Race 10. Racing begins at 1:15 pm PT and 2:15 pm PT.

Emirates Team New Zealand maintains a 6-0 series lead in points, and is in front 6-2 in wins. Oracle Team USA needs nine more wins while New Zealand needs three to win the 34th America’s Cup.

RACE 8 DATA
Course: 5 Legs/10.16 nautical miles
Elapsed Time: OTUSA – 23:09, ETNZ – 24:01
Delta: OTUSA +:52
Total distance sailed: OTUSA – 11.4 NM, ETNZ – 11.7 NM
Average Speed: OTUSA – 29.90 knots (34 mph), ETNZ – 29.32 knots (34 mph)
Top Speed: OTUSA – 44.58 knots (51 mph), ETNZ – 47.02 knots (54 mph)
Windspeed: Average – 16.6 knots, Peak – 19.6 knots
Number of Tacks/Jibes: OTUSA – 8/8, ETNZ – 9/7

STANDINGS
Emirates Team New Zealand – 6
Oracle Team USA – 0

RACE 8 / 34th America’s Cup / ORACLE TEAM USA / San Francisco (USA) / 14-09-2013 -  Guilain Grenier-Oracle Racing©   Click Here to view large photo

RACE 8 / 34th America’s Cup / ORACLE TEAM USA / San Francisco (USA) / 14-09-2013 -  Guilain Grenier-Oracle Racing©   Click Here to view large photo


by Oracle Team USA

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=114496

2:46 AM Sun 15 Sep 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
2013 America's Cup

Related News Stories:

15 Sep 2013  America's Cup:Emirates Team NZ update - Upwind drama costs a race
15 Sep 2013  America's Cup: In case there’s a change in the weather
15 Sep 2013  America's Cup - Defender aided in near disaster + Video
15 Sep 2013  America's Cup - Another half degree and we were gone
15 Sep 2013  America's Cup - More photos from race 8
15 Sep 2013  America's Cup - When a Wing becomes a Wall - Video of near capsize
15 Sep 2013  America`s Cup Day 5 Race 9 - High wind shutdown
15 Sep 2013  America's Cup - Action shots from race 8
15 Sep 2013  America's Cup 2013 Day 5 Race 8 - Sensation + Race Replay video action
15 Sep 2013  America's Cup: Predictwind - Marginal conditions for Day 5
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World



















Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games by Anna Tunnicliffe, Pittsburgh, PA
























Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek by Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race Week 2014,














2014 Governor's Cup - Two former winners in the finals by Nancy Mellon, Corona del Mar, CA


America's Cup: Iain Murray explains reasons for Australian withdrawal *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, New Zealand








ISAF Youth Worlds - Record breaking regatta in Tavira + Video
Melges 32 European Championship - Robertissima remains out front
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Italians take one-point lead
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi
New York Yacht Club Race Week - Marstrom 32 fleet off to anxious start
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Max Ranchi
CYC Race to Mackinac - Cruising fleet sets sail in 106th edition
Team Alvimedica getting a touchup
PWA Pozo World Cup - Plenty of drama on day 5
ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship - Day 5 Videos
NYYC Race Week - High performance classes put on shoreside show
2014 Pacific Cup - 'Invisible Hand' the first boat to finish
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - B.C.'s Eric Holden skippers wins
America's Cup: Updates on Team Australia withdraw
J/70 North American titles - Brian Keane moves to top of leaderboard
2016-2017 America's Cup - Team Australia withdraws
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander takes charge
America's Cup: Team NZ disappointed, but on track after Australians go
America's Cup: Hamilton Island decides not to proceed with Challenge.
America's Cup: Challenger of Record withdraws from Regatta
WWA Wakeboard National Championships head to Waco   
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Day 2   
RP52 Scarlet Runner sails in San Francisco   
2014 Governor's Cup - Nevin Snow and team on form   
ISAF Youth Worlds - Americans claim silver medals in Tavira   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Day 1   
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 2 images by Carlo Borlenghi   
Windsurfing and Kiteboarding World Cup to take place on Fuerteventura   
ISAF Youth Worlds - Medals decided in thrilling Tavira conclusion   
7th Annual Swim for Cystic Fibrosis to take place July 21st   
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 2 images by Max Ranchi   
Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek, Day 2 - It just keeps getting better   
ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship final day preview   
AWT Pacasmayo Classic 2014 - Catching up with Levi Siver   
Top Kiwi Laser sailor just avoids being on downed airliner   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Trans-Atlantic: Team Alvimedica - 500 Miles   
Pacific Cup 2014 – Photos of ‘Invisible Hand’   
International 14 World Championships - No excuse for not being there   
VX One North American Champ - Four races on opening day lead to tie   
J/70 North American Championship opens with Healy-Keane tight battle   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT