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America's Cup: Oracle Team USA Wins Again

Sailboat racing team Oracle Team USA, backed chiefly by the Oracle Corp. founder and CEO Larry Ellison, warded off a challenge from Emirates Team New Zealand to retain the legendary America's Cup, the premier trophy in competitive sailing. In an exciting series of races in San Francisco Bay, Oracle Team USA came from behind (down seven races) to win the required nine points in the final race on 25 September.

The America's Cup races have a long and storied history dating back to 1851. The sailboats have changed a lot since then, though: today's boats are wing-sail catamarans, with a fixed, winglike mainsail that is more than 130 feet high, and they can sail at speeds exceeding 40 knots (46 mph). Read more about Ellison and his team's first (2010) America's Cup win in The Billionaire and the Mechanic: How Larry Ellison and a Car Mechanic Teamed Up to Win Sailing's Greatest Race, the America's Cup, as well as these other books about the America's Cup in Richland Library's collection.


Amazon Says: A Forbes Best Book of the Year The America’s Cup, first awarded in 1851, is the oldest trophy in international sports, and one of the most hotly contested. In 2000, more...
Amazon Says: A Forbes Best Book of the Year The America’s Cup, first awarded in 1851, is the oldest trophy in international sports, and one of the most hotly contested. In 2000, Larry Ellison, co-founder and billionaire CEO of Oracle Corporation, decided to run for the coveted prize and found an unlikely partner in Norbert Bajurin, a car radiator mechanic who had recently been named Commodore of the blue collar Golden Gate Yacht Club. Julian Guthrie’s The Billionaire and the Mechanic tells the incredible story of the partnership between Larry and Norbert, their unsuccessful runs for the Cup in 2003 and 2007, and their victory in 2010. With unparalleled access to Ellison and his team, Guthrie takes readers inside the design and building process of these astonishing boats, and the management of the passionate athletes who race them. She traces the bitter rivalries between Oracle and their competitors, including Swiss billionaire Ernesto Bertarelli’s Team Alinghi, and throws readers into exhilarating races from Australia and New Zealand to Valencia, Spain. The Billionaire and the Mechanic is a must-read for anyone interested in the race or this remarkable story. less...
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Amazon Says: One of history's most famous yachts, and the giants who made it. more...
Amazon Says: One of history's most famous yachts, and the giants who made it. less...
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Amazon Says: A photographic history of the world's greatest sailing race begins with the first contest in 1870 and follows up to the 29th race in 1995. more...
Amazon Says: A photographic history of the world's greatest sailing race begins with the first contest in 1870 and follows up to the 29th race in 1995. less...
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Amazon Says: Written by a man who has skippered the winning yacht three times, this guide to the world's most famous boat race includes vintage and contemporary photographs and a look at t more...
Amazon Says: Written by a man who has skippered the winning yacht three times, this guide to the world's most famous boat race includes vintage and contemporary photographs and a look at the diverse personalities who have tried for the oldest trophy in sports. less...
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Amazon Says: The captain of the Stars & Stripes describes how he was able to win back the America's Cup from the Australians more...
Amazon Says: The captain of the Stars & Stripes describes how he was able to win back the America's Cup from the Australians less...
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Amazon Says: All who love the sea and sailing will enjoy these beautiful marine paintings by Tim Thompson of Cornwall. His fine technique is reminiscent of former great marine artists and more...
Amazon Says: All who love the sea and sailing will enjoy these beautiful marine paintings by Tim Thompson of Cornwall. His fine technique is reminiscent of former great marine artists and his paintings, noted for their superb expression of wind and light, are increasingly in demand throughout the world. less...
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