Monday, October 3, 2011

The BMW Oracle


• ORACLE Racing was founded on Aug. 11, 2000, by team owner Larry Ellison
• On Feb. 14, 2010, ORACLE Racing won the 33rd America’s Cup with a 2-0 triumph over Swiss defender Alinghi
• In the victory, skipper James Spithill of Australia became the youngest skipper to ever win the America’s Cup. Born June 28, 1979; he was 30 years old at the time of victory
• CEO/Afterguard Russell Coutts (NZL) is an Olympic gold medalist and the most successful skipper in the history of the America’s Cup. As a skipper, Coutts is undefeated, 14-0, in races for the America’s Cup
• Tactician John Kostecki (USA), is an Olympic silver medalist, America’s Cup winner and victor of the round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race
• The yacht the team sailed to win the 33rd America’s Cup, USA 17, is the fastest boat in the history of the even
• The 90-foot by 90-foot trimaran was powered by a 223-foot tall wingsail, the largest wing every built. The trimaran is planned to go on public display on the San Francisco waterfront during the build up to the 34th America’s Cup     (Source)

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