America's Cup 2013 goes to Oracle Team USA over Emirates Team New Zealand. Team USA pulled off a miracle comeback from a 1-8 deficit today in San Francisco, Calif. According to CNN on Sept. 25, the Cup will go to the home team. A tweet from the CNN account said it all.
TEAM ORACLE USA WINS!!! THE COMEBACK IS COMPLETE!!!
The America's Cup 2013 race field was narrowed from four teams to the final two over a series of races. Oracle's team and New Zealand have been facing off since Sept. 7. Oracle actually needed to win 11 races as they were assessed a two race penalty early on. The first three races went to New Zealand, but the teams split the next two. They also split the next four races. Since then Oracle went on a tear winning the last eight to take the Cup.
America's Cup 2013 was the first time the America's Cup races were held in San Francisco. A new class of boat was used as well. The 72-foot-long AC72 class was introduced at this event.
In its 34th running the America's Cup 2013 defending club was the local Golden Gate Yacht Club (GGYC). The Cup has been in their possession since 2010 when the BMW Oracle racing team was victorious over the Swiss Alinghi team. The GGYC now extends its streak to 2-0.
The last time Team USA won was in 1992. Congratulations to Larry Ellison and Oracle Team USA.
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