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Louis Vuitton Cup - Oracle Tuesday practice session photos


'Oracle's wider, deeper rear cross-section - a different design direction than ETNZ and Prada's cross-bracing. - America's Cup'    Chuck Lantz    Click Here to view large photo

On Tuesday, July 23, PST while Emirates Team New Zealand scored another decisive win over Luna Rossa in the first scheduled match race in Round Robin Four of the Louis Vuitton challenger series in San Francisco, Team Oracle took advantage of the good breeze to get in a few practice runs.

Crew changes and adjustments during Oracle's practice session. - America's Cup -  Chuck Lantz   Click Here to view large photo

Oracle gains speed and height as they accelerate upwind. - America's Cup -  Chuck Lantz   Click Here to view large photo

Oracle on port tack, showing cleaner a wake with less cavitation than in earlier sessions. - America's Cup -  Chuck Lantz   Click Here to view large photo

Oracle low on their foils, sails past the Trans America Pyramid building. - America's Cup -  Chuck Lantz   Click Here to view large photo

Oracle showing their clean under-body design. - America's Cup -  Chuck Lantz   Click Here to view large photo

Oracle flies on their foils downwind past the San Francisco shore. - America's Cup -  Chuck Lantz   Click Here to view large photo

Oracle's daggerboards are noticeably flatter than those seen on other team boards. - America's Cup -  Chuck Lantz   Click Here to view large photo

Oracle set for a downwind run frem the Golden Gate bridge. - America's Cup -  Chuck Lantz   Click Here to view large photo


by Chuck Lantz

  

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