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Congrats Oracle Team USA!
Winners of the 34th America's Cup 2013

History was made on September 25, 2013 when Team Oracle USA pulled off a stunning comeback and won the 34th America's Cup (score 9-8) with a 44-second victory over the Kiwis. After winning 9 consecutive races, Team Oracle USA capped the greatest comeback in America's Cup history. Way to go Oracle Team USA!


- 34th America's Cup
- AC World Series 2012-2013 Schedule
- Louis Vuitton Cup
- America's Cup Finals

America's Cup (AC)
The America's Cup (the world's premier regatta) is held every 3-5 years — it's the third biggest world sporting event behind the Olympics and the World Cup. It got its name from the schooner "America" which was launched on May 3, 1851. She sailed from New York to England, participated in a race around the Isle of Wight, beating the British fleet and winning Queen Victoria's 100 Guineas Cup (an award commemorating the Queen's Jubilee year). It was dubbed "America's Cup" in the press — and the rest is history!

On September 25, 2013, Larry Ellison and Oracle Team USA (of the Golden Gate Yacht Club) capped the greatest comback in America's Cup history after winning 9 consecutive races and sailing to victory with a 44-second lead over the Kiwis.

In February 2010, Larry Ellison and BMW Oracle Racing (of the Golden Gate Yacht Club) become the first American team to win the America’s Cup since 1992 when America3 defeated Il Moro de Venezia off San Diego. As the winner, Larry chose San Francisco to host the 34th America's Cup in 2013 — the city beat out Newport, Rhode Island and Italy to host the prestigious event. In September 2010, race organizers picked a new class of boats for the 2012-2013 contest — 72-foot catamarans (in addition to the 45-footers), capable of regularly exceeding speeds of 30 knots.



The 34th America's Cup 2012-2013
The 34th America's Cup (in San Francisco, California) consists of three different stages:

  • America's Cup World Series
  • Louis Vuitton Cup
  • America's Cup Finals

AC World Series 2012 Schedule
The America's Cup World Series 2012 opening event took place in San Francisco (regattas combined qualifying and championship racing Aug. 21-26, 2012). The first series of races involved 11 different boats representing eight international teams. Oracle Team USA, with skipper Russell Coutts, won the Match Race Championship and teammate Jimmy Spithill finished first in the overall Fleet Race Championship. The second AC World Series 2012 event took place during San Francisco's annual Fleet Week (October 2-7) before heading to Italy.

AC World Series 2013 Schedule
Apr. 16-21, 2013 - Naples, Italy
May 14-19, 2013 - Venice, Italy

Louis Vuitton Cup - San Francisco
Louis Vuitton Cup
July 4-Aug. 30, 2013 - San Francisco

Red Bull Youth America's Cup
Sept. 1-4, 2013 - San Francisco

America's Cup (AC) Finals
Races culminates in the America's Cup Finals.

AC Finals
Sept. 7-25, 2013 - San Francisco

America's Cup Concert Series
@ America's Cup Park & Pavilion
- San Francisco Waterfront Concerts

America's Cup Pavilion, located between Piers 27 and 29 in San Francisco, will host the America's Cup Concert Series — fun summer waterfront concerts from mid-May through October 2013.

America's Cup Village
The America's Cup Village, located at the Marina Green, overlooks San Francisco Bay. Free admission to main public area. Ticketing bleacher seating areas are situated in front of the AC Village. Sports commentary and giant video screens display live racing action. America’s Cup merchandise, food, wine, beer and beverages can be purchased at the AC Village. Water stations are also located throughout the area. Open daily 10am-6pm.

Spectator Viewing
The America's Cup regattas can be seen from San Francisco's Marina Green and along the picturesque SF waterfront. Ticketed bleacher seats (though pricey) are well worth the money! Races will be broadcast on giant video screens around the city, streamed live on the internet and televised around the world.
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America's Cup Trophy
The 33rd America's Cup trophy will be on display at the Golden Gate Yacht Club, located on the SF waterfront — its the first time in 15 years that it will be back on U.S. soil.

Larry Ellison gives exclusive interview
to ABC 7 News in SF

Video story of the America's Cup
arriving in SF Airport February 2010



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America's Cup Race Team - picture copyright America's Cup

America's Cup World Series 2012-2013, San Francisco, CA - © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

Oracle Team USA catamarans - America's Cup World Series 2012-2013, San Francisco, CA - © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

America's Cup 2012-2013, San Francisco, CA -  - © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

America's Cup in Valencia - February 2010 - picture copyright America's Cup

America's Cup World Series 2012-2013, New Zealand Team catamaran, San Francisco, CA - © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

America's Cup Racing by BMW Oracle Team - picture copyright America's Cup

America's Cup in Valencia - - picture copyright America's Cup

America's Cup in Valencia - Sunset - - picture copyright America's Cup

America's Cup Sailing Race - picture copyright America's Cup

America's Cup Yacht / Sailboat - picture copyright America's Cup

 

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