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Oracle Team USA win America’s Cup

COMEBACK KINGS:All but defeated a week ago, the 34-year-old Australian skipper and his crew twice rallied from seven-point deficits for a 9-8 victory on Wednesday


This was the first time the America’s Cup was raced inshore and San Francisco Bay provided a breathtaking racecourse.

The catamarans were the vision of Ellison and his sailing team CEO, Russell Coutts, who is now a five-time America’s Cup winner.

After Artemis Racing’s Andrew “Bart” Simpson was killed in a capsize on May 9, sailors began wearing body armor, knives, an air tank and breathing tube, self-lowering equipment and underwater locator devices.

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