Kiwis on cusp of America’s Cup victory

Posted by: MBR on Thu Sep 19th, 2013 4:58 am
Kiwis on cusp of America’s Cup victoryBy Noel Randewich SAN FRANCISCO — Emirates Team New Zealand on Wednesday edged to within one win of taking home the America’s Cup, defeating Oracle Team USA in a close-fought race that again showcased the Kiwis’ seamless teamwork and superior strategy at the start.But New Zealand will have to wait at least another day to clinch the Cup after Wednesday’s second race was postponed seconds before the starting gun due to high winds, the second straight day that a strong sea breeze and outgoing tide combined to make conditions on San Francisco Bay unsafe for the fragile 72-foot catamarans...Read more: ... victory-2/
Posted by: MBR on Thu Sep 26th, 2013 8:47 am
USA caps historic comeback to keep America's Cup SAN FRANCISCO — The big black cat almost used up its last life at the start, burying its bows in a wave and falling behind a boatload of Kiwis.Of course, it was only fitting in this America's Cup that Oracle Team USA would need to survive near-defeat again.With one last spectacular push in a winner-take-all finale Wednesday, the United States managed to hang onto the Auld Mug in closing out the longest, fastest and, by far, wildest America's Cup ever with one of the greatest comebacks in sports."I'm going to rank it No. 1. We never gave up," skipper Jimmy Spithill said...Read more: ... s-Cup.html
Posted by: MBR on Tue Oct 1st, 2013 7:05 am
Australia to battle U.S. in next America's CupAfter a stunning comeback to beat New Zealand, the U.S. accepts a challenge to sail against the Aussies. SAN DIEGO - Australia is back in the America's Cup for the first time since 2000 after a challenge by winemaker Bob Oatley was accepted by software billionaire Larry Ellison.The challenge by the Hamilton Island Yacht Club, located on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef, was announced Monday. It....Read more: ... 10-01.html