Spectators couldn’t believe their eyes at the finish of the 2013 America’s Cup at the San Francisco Bay. The Oracle Team USA captured the sailings most covenant and best known America’s Cup with an unbelievable comeback from behind beating the challenger, Emirates Team New Zealand.
What a comeback story it was. Oracle Team USA came back from an 8 to 1 deficit to win the Cup in nine straight races and with an eight-streak wins beating the opponents by 44 seconds at the last race. It was a historic moment to watch. The back to back win will keep the Cup in the U.S. The Oracle Team USA was skippered by James Spithill.
The 34th America’s Cup (also called Auld Mug) was held at the San Francisco bay concluding on September 25, 2013. The America’s Cup is a battle between two sailing yachts and is the oldest international sporting trophy dating back to 1851 when it was first awarded. The name came sometime later. The Oracle Team USA used a 72-foot catamaran for the 2013 AC72 wing-sail catamarans race. They fly across water thanks to underwater wings known as hydrofoils. The catamaran cost over $100 million to build and operate.