Oracle Team USA Wins America's Cup

Author: Log News Service

SAN FRANCISCO (LOG NEWS SERVICE) — Oracle Team USA won the America’s Cup Sept. 25, culminating one of the greatest comebacks in sports history.

Jimmy Spithill steered Oracle’s high-tech 72-foot catamaran to its eighth straight victory, crossing the finish line in the final winner-take-all Race 19 on San Francisco Bay — 44 seconds ahead of Emirates Team New Zealand.

All but defeated after the Kiwis chalked up their eighth win Sept. 18, Spithill and his crew rallied from a seven point deficit to win eight straight races and finish the 34th America’s Cup with a 9-8 lead over New Zealand.

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