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Update: 33rd America's Cup: ORACLE: From sunrise on sails to Win (Race One)

-Posted by D.C. Worth, for Barbay (France & US)

BMW ORACLE Racing has started the 33rd America’s Cup Match in style, with a convincing victory over the defender, Alinghi.

RACE DAY: VIEW LIVE STREAM.
Image: BMWOracleRacing

"But then 'USA' started to simply outpace 'A5' by sailing higher (closer to the wind) and slightly faster. The 600-meter deficit was soon erased, and 'USA' went on to lead by 3:21 around the top mark.

Downwind, the advantage to the American boat was even more pronounced. 'USA' continued to add to its lead all the way to the finish line." (FULL).
View Race: HERE!


Today's Links...

-VIDEO: EXTREME SAILING (you will like this) VIEW!

-ORACLENAUTS: RACING TEAM.

-BMW ORACLE CREW LIST:
NOTE: Will update... Depending upon weather at start time...
-More crew may be added.
-Brad Webb (NZL) Bowman
-Simone de Mari (ITA) Pitman
-Ross Halcrow (NZL) Jib Trimmer
-Dirk de Ridder (NED) Wing Sail Trimmer
-Joey Newton (AUS) Wing Sail Caddy
-John Kostecki (USA) Tactician
-James Spithill (AUS) Skipper/Helmsman
-Matteo Plazzi (ITA) Navigator
-Thierry Fouchier (FRA) Aft Pit
-Matthew Mason (NZL) - Mast

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