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America's Cup: Oracle's Spithill retrieved from San Francisco Bay


'Expanded image - Jimmy Spithill being retrieved from San Francisco Bay'    Oracle Team USA©    Click Here to view large photo

Oracle Team USA's skipper James Spithill has been retrieved from San Francisco Bay, after an incident on May 30.

Initially it was rumoured that Spithill and tactician John Kostecki had both gone in the chilly water. However the information was unable to be corroborated, until two images appeared on Spithill's Facebook page, taking a light-hearted view of the incident.

One explanation, other than the obvious one, is that it was a training drill.

Expanded image - Jimmy Spithill swimming in San Francisco Bay -  Oracle Team USA©   Click Here to view large photo

Jimmy Spithill shown swimming in San Francisco, and then being retrieved aboard the Oracle Team USA chase boat - as it appeared on his Facebook page -  Oracle Team USA©   Click Here to view large photo


by Richard Gladwell

  

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