sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : America's Cup: Oracle Team USA win Match and Fleet racing World Series
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA win Match and Fleet racing World Series

'Prizegiving Oracle Team USA on the podium America’s Cup World Series - San Francisco'    Guilain Grenier/Oracle Racing©    Click Here to view large photo

Oracle Team USA - Spithill clawed back from a slow start to win today’s Super Sunday fleet race and take home the fleet racing overall championship at the America’s Cup World Series San Francisco.

With the win, Oracle Team USA - Spithill captured both the match racing and fleet racing titles at the regatta. Oracle Team USA - Coutts crossed the line in second in the final of seven fleet races on the week to finish fifth overall.

'We were dead last off that start line, but it didn’t even faze this team,' skipper Jimmy Spithill said. 'We’ve got a real team of fighters here, and we’re very, very happy. I’ve got a great group of guys behind me.

'We’ve always said that we need to be able to come back from behind, and we need to be able to face some adversity. I thought I gave them some of that yesterday with the capsize,' Spithill joked. 'It really is a sign of a strong team. From our support crew, our coach Philippe [Presti] and all of our shore crew, it was a fantastic team effort.'

Oracle Team USA - Coutts rounded the first mark today in third place with Oracle Team USA - Spithill in last. While helmsman Russell Coutts and crew held position, Spithill gradually made up ground. At the fourth gate, Coutts and Spithill were sitting first and second, respectively, before Spithill took the lead down the fifth leg.

Ben Ainslie (GBR)- America’s Cup World Series - San Francisco -  Guilain Grenier-Oracle Racing©   Click Here to view large photo
With bonus scoring on the table, Oracle Team USA - Spithill finished tied with J.P. Morgan BAR, skippered by Ben Ainslie, at 79 total fleet points, but won the overall title with a first-place finish in the final race. It was the second consecutive ACWS fleet racing title for Spithill . Oracle Team USA - Coutts closed out the week with 56 points in fifth place and also finished fifth in the match race standings.

'I changed my strategy today, changed the way we set up into the starting line, and we had a really good start – exactly what we wanted. We positioned the boat a bit differently, got in a really nice spot early on,' Coutts said. 'To be honest, I didn’t feel that great about how we were sailing going into the week. Sometimes you feel really good, and sometimes you just can’t really get it together. But, no excuses. It was a good week of racing overall, and good to be part of Fleet Week festivities. And, Jimmy and Ben are both sailing really well.'

On Saturday, Oracle Team USA - Spithill claimed the match racing championship. The team bounced back from capsizing in the fleet races to return to the race course and defeat Emirates Team New Zealand.

Oracle Team USA now turns its attention to sailing the new AC72 in the coming weeks. The next ACWS will take place in Spring 2013.

Oracle Team USA - America’s Cup World Series - San Francisco -  Guilain Grenier-Oracle Racing©   Click Here to view large photo
The 11 boat fleet for this week’s regatta also included: 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, R7 – Total
Oracle Team USA - Spithill (USA): 8(4), 1(21), 6(6), 5(7), DNF, 2(10), 1(40) - 79
J.P. Morgan BAR (GBR): 1(12), 3(9), 1(12), 2(10), 4(8), 1(12), 4(16) - 79
Artemis Racing White (SWE): 10(2), 2(10), 2(10), 1(12), 3(9) 3(9), 3(20) - 72
Emirates Team New Zealand (NZL): 2(10), 8(4), 5(7), 6(6), 1(12), 4(8), 7(10) - 57
Oracle Team USA - Coutts (USA): 3(9), 5(7), 8(4), 7(5), 8(4), 10(2), 2(25) - 56
Artemis Racing Red (SWE): 4(8), 4(8), 4(8), 4(8), 9(3), 8(4), 5(13) - 52
Energy Team (FRA): 6(6), 7(5), 7(5), 3(9), 6(6), 7(5), 6(11) - 47
Team Korea (KOR): 5(7), 9(3), 10(2), 8(4), 9(4), 10(2), 10(7) - 40
Luna Rossa Piranha (ITA): 9(3), 6(6), 3(9), 10(2), 10(2), 6(6), 9(8) - 36
China Team (CHN): 7(5), 10(2) , 11(1), 9(3) , 5(7), 11(1), 8(9) - 28
Luna Rossa Swordfish (ITA): 11(1), 11(1), 9(3), 11(1), 7(5), 9(3), 11(6) - 20

(Super Sunday Scoring: first place = 40 points, second = 25, third = 20, fourth = 16, fifth = 13, sixth = 11, seventh = 10, eighth = 9, ninth = 8, 10th = 7, 11th = 6)

Start - America’s Cup World Series - San Francisco -  Guilain Grenier-Oracle Racing©   Click Here to view large photo


by Oracle Team USA Media

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=102724

11:48 AM Mon 8 Oct 2012GMT


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:

12 Oct 2012  America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ and the Friday Racers
09 Oct 2012  America's Cup: Significant win for Emirates Team NZ in Jury Room
08 Oct 2012  America's Cup World Series San Francisco - Images by Chuck Lantz
08 Oct 2012  America's Cup: Paul Todd's view of THAT capsize - Gallery 1
08 Oct 2012  America's Cup: Paul Todd's view of THAT capsize - Gallery 2
08 Oct 2012  Besides Spithill's crash, all went well on SF bay
08 Oct 2012  America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ back into AC72 mode + Video
08 Oct 2012  America's Cup: Luna Rossa takes World Series result on the chin
08 Oct 2012  Fisher's View: Day 5 - Super Sunday in America's Cup WS
08 Oct 2012  AC World Series San Francisco - Saturday photos by Chuck Lantz
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World

























Lightning strikes cut short CFJ Nationals by Andy Kopetzky, Santa Monica Bay


















America's Cup: Group agrees to co-operate in London Meeting by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,












America's Cup: Alameda makes overtures on Venue hosting for San Fran *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,












ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 28 July 2014
29er World Championship - All set in Kingston
ORC World Championship - Third Course area opens for huge fleet
Day one of the Allen RS Feva World Championships
Anna Tunnicliffe On the Final two days of the Reebok CrossFit Games
Joachim Aschenbrenner takes gold at ISAF Youth Match Race Worlds 2014
Maxi Soh scores double wins in CMRC Summer Doubleheader
29er World Championship opening ceremonies in Confederation Park
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Action resumes on day 3
Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race Start 2014 VIDEO
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship 2014- Final day
2014 Pacific Cup - Scarlet Runner wins
Gladwell's Line: America's Cup - Joint Statement is a curious note *Feature
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Champ - Top four battle it out for final
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 6
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Wind teases competitors on day 2
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Action-packed day of racing
Herreshoff Marine Museum announces successful fundraising campaign
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - The most comprehensive victory yet
Anna Tunnicliffe holds fourth at mid-point of Reebok CrossFit Games
2014 29er North American Open Championship - Australians win   
INSA Sabot II Invitational Regatta - Erik Hou claims victory   
CMRC Summer Invitational Series - Maxi Soh wins Doubleheader A event   
International Moth World Championships - Nathan Outteridge wins   
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - First blood to Toselli and Angulo   
Melges 24 Nationals - Record entries for 2014 and 2015 venue revealed   
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Anna Kjellberg claims the lead   
Jessica Uniack Memorial Beach to Bay Race at Long Beach YC   
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship - Poland tops the leaderboard   
America's Cup - Four teams confirm full support regardless of venue   
Plastic Classic takes place at Mariposa Hunters Point YC   
Six Metre European Championship - No champion declared for 2014   
J/Teams sail tough Chicago Mackinac Race   
Anna Tunnicliffe wins first event of Reebok Cross Fit Games + Video   
2014 Pacific Cup - Skill and luck required for victory   
Six Metre European Championship - Action resumes on day 4   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 4   
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam on the horizon   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Golden Jubilee to take place this September   
DH Pacific Cup - Running with the pack + Video   


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