With only two races to go in the World Series run of the America’s Cup, the Oracle Racing Spithill team is sitting atop the standings after a strong finish in Naples, Italy a couple of weeks ago, but is still looking to improve.
“We learned a lot in Naples. Our team did relatively well,” Oracle tactician John Kostecki said. “We’re really working on getting both teams on the leaderboard in Venice.” Read More
America's Cup champion skipper Jimmy Spithill of Oracle Racing swept the French Energy Team in two races Saturday to win the match racing portion of the America's Cup World Series on San Diego Bay.Spithill, who skippered Oracle Racing's trimaran to victory in the 2010 America's Cup off Valencia, Spain, steered his 45-foot, wing-sailed catamarans to wins of 9 seconds and 1:07 in the best-of-3 series. Read More
Oracle Racing's Jimmy Spithill and France's Energy Team swept their semifinal matches to reach the finals of the America's Cup World Series match racing championship.Spithill, the defending America's Cup champion, beat overall series leader Dean Barker and Emirates Team New Zealand in two races Friday. Riding along in the back of the boat was Larry Ellison, the software billionaire who owns Oracle Racing. Read More
IMAGE OF THE WEEKTesting the waters: Two sets of teammates from Oracle Racing hit the waters of San Francisco Bay on Monday to test out the catamarans that are slated to run in the 2013 America’s Cup. It wasn’t all smooth sailing — one of the 45-footers, captained by the legendary Russell Coutts, capsized. One crew member was slightly injured.Something To ReadThe Geek Dad’s Guide to Weekend FunBy Ken Denmead ($18) Read More
They promised the America’s Cup would bring action to San Francisco’s waterfront — and action was delivered Monday, when one of the practice boats capsized, flinging a crew member down two stories through a delicate sail.
Crew member Shannon Falcone, who had been wearing a helmet, was not seriously injured but was sent to the hospital for a “cautionary X-ray,” Oracle Racing team spokesman Tim Jeffery said. Read More
A 45-foot catamaran owned by Oracle Racing capsized Monday afternoon during a practice race in San Francisco Bay, injuring a crew member.
The crew member, Shannon Falcone, fell through the boat’s sail. He did not appear to be seriously injured. Read More