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America's Cup: Spithill returns from capsize to win Match Racing title

'America’s Cup World Series San Francisco 2012 October, Race Day 4'    Gilles Martin-Raget: AmericasCup©    Click Here to view large photo

Oracle Team USA Spithill bounced back from capsizing in the first fleet race on Saturday to win the match racing championship at the Americas Cup World Series San Francisco.

With little damage to the AC45, skipper Jimmy Spithill and crew were back racing for the second fleet race and the match final, and they are tied for fourth place overall with the Super Sunday fleet final ahead.

'It was a bit of an eventful day for us,' Spithill said. 'I’m really proud of the guys and our shore crew – they righted the boat, we got back into the second race and finished second place. It was a fantastic result for the team, and we give full credit to our pit crew – they swung into action.'

Oracle Team USA Spithill took a lot of speed into the first mark when both bows went into the water. The boat stopped and nose dived into the San Francisco Bay. All crew were safe. The Oracle Team USA’s support team quickly pulled the boat back up and got it back ready to race.

'We broke most of the frames in the top of the wing, so we’ll repair them tonight,' Spithill said. 'But, that’s the beauty of these boats – they’re very, very strong. You can continue racing even if you do have broken frames.'

Spithill opened the day’s racing with a win vs. Artemis Racing - White in the match racing semifinals to advance to the final. After not finishing the first fleet race, they returned to the course and gradually moved up the leaderboard to finish second in the sixth fleet race of the regatta.

Oracle Team USA digs the bows in and capsizes at the first mark in the first fleet race of day four of the America’s Cup World Series, San Francisco. -  Sail-World .  

In the match racing final, Oracle Team USA Spithill faced Emirates Team New Zealand and both boats filed a penalty off the start. But, no fouls were ruled on either side. Spithill took the start and held the lead, crossing the line 19 seconds ahead.

'The real champion teams are those that can face a little adversity and come back. It’s a sign of strength,' Spithill said. 'And, the guys did exactly that – to go from the worst possible position, in the water, breaking a bit of the wing. But, we bounced back and onto the podium with a win.'

Oracle Team USA Coutts finished in eight and 10th-place, respectively, in the day’s two fleet races. With Russell Coutts at the helm, the crew has 31 points and is eighth in the fleet racing standings. Oracle Team USA Coutts sits only 16 points out of third place heading into Sunday’s bonus scoring round.

The Super Sunday fleet racing final begins at 1:55 PM local. Bonus points are on the table, including 40 points to the race No. 7 winner, opening the door for the potential of big changes on the leaderboard. This week’s ACWS is being held in conjunction with Fleet Week, and an air show and celebration will take place on Marina Green.

Start of America’s Cup World Series - San Francisco, Day 4 -  Gilles Martin-Raget: AmericasCup©   Click Here to view large photo

NBC will broadcast the 'Super Sunday' fleet racing final live nationwide along with the match racing final on Sunday, Oct. 7.

The 11 boat fleet: Luna Rossa Piranha (Chris Draper), Team Korea (Peter Burling), Energy Team (Loick Peyron), Luna Rossa Swordfish (Iker Martinez), Artemis Racing – White (Terry Hutchinson), Emirates Team New Zealand (Dean Barker), Artemis Racing – Red (Nathan Outteridge), J.P. Morgan BAR (Ben Ainslie) and China Team (Phil Robertson).

CREW LISTS
Oracle Team USA Spithill – Jimmy Spithill (helmsman), Dirk de Ridder (wing trimmer), John Kostecki (tactician), Joe Newton (headsail trimmer), Jonathan MacBeth (bowman).
Oracle Team USA Coutts – Russell Coutts (helmsman), Sam Newton (wing trimmer), Tom Slingsby (tactician), Rome Kirby (headsail trimmer), Piet van Nieuwenhuijzen (bowman).

2012-13 ACWS – SAN FRANCISCO – ROUND 2 FLEET RACING

Team (Country): R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6 – Total
J.P. Morgan BAR (GBR): 1(12), 3(9), 1(12), 2(10), 4(8), 1(12) - 63
Artemis Racing White (SWE): 10(2), 2(10), 2(10), 1(12), 3(9) 3(9) - 52
Emirates Team New Zealand (NZL): 2(10), 8(4), 5(7), 6(6), 1(12), 4(8) - 47
Oracle Team USA Spithill (USA): 8(4), 1(21), 6(6), 5(7), DNF, 2(10) - 39
Artemis Racing Red (SWE): 4(8), 4(8), 4(8), 4(8), 9(3), 8(4) - 39
Energy Team (FRA): 6(6), 7(5), 7(5), 3(9), 6(6), 7(5) - 36
Team Korea (KOR): 5(7), 9(3), 10(2), 8(4), 9(4), 10(2) - 33
Oracle Team USA Coutts (USA): 3(9), 5(7), 8(4), 7(5), 8(4), 10(2) - 31
Luna Rossa Piranha (ITA): 9(3), 6(6), 3(9), 10(2), 10(2), 6(6) - 28
China Team (CHN): 7(5), 10(2) , 11(1), 9(3) , 5(7), 11(1) - 19
Luna Rossa Swordfish (ITA): 11(1), 11(1), 9(3), 11(1), 7(5), 9(3) - 14
(Scoring: first place = 12 points, second = 10, third = 9, fourth = 8, fifth = 7, sixth = 6, seventh = 5, eighth = 4, ninth = 3, 10th = 2, 11th = 1)

Oracle Spithill after winning the ACWS Matchracing final San Francisco -  Gilles Martin-Raget: AmericasCup©   Click Here to view large photo

MATCH RACING SEMIFINALS

Oracle Team USA Spithill d. Artemis Racing - White
Emirates Team New Zealand d. Artemis Racing – Red

MATCH RACING FINAL

Oracle Team USA Spithill d. Emirates Team New Zealand

MATCH RACING LEADERBOARD

1. Oracle Team USA Spithill
2. Emirates Team New Zealand
3. Artemis Racing White
4. Artemis Racing Red
5. Oracle Team USA Coutts
6. Energy Team
7. J.P. Morgan BAR
8. Team Korea
9. China Team
10. Luna Rossa Piranha
11. Luna Rossa Swordfish


by Oracle Team USA

  

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