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America’s Cup World Series races on San Diego Bay.

November 21, 2011 San Diego saved the best for last, testing the international America’s Cup World Series fleet with the strongest winds of the week, with gusts approaching 20 knots on Sunday afternoon, making for great racing conditions. The teams didn’t disappoint the fans gathered on Broadway and Navy Piers – the race was full of intrigue, with plenty of lead changes on the race course, and lots of near misses and thrills and spills from start to finish.

ORACLE Racing Spithill, winners on Saturday of the Match Racing Championship, came from behind to win the Fleet Racing Championship, becoming the first team to secure a double win at the AC World Series. Once again, team principal Larry Ellison was on board with the team today.

“It is very easy to forget how far we’ve come in a very short space of time,” said Richard Worth, Chairman of the America’s Cup Event Authority. “Three months ago the America’s Cup World Series didn’t even exist. Now, we have had three spectacular events, thanks largely to our sailors, these sportsmen of outstanding quality. We have created a stunning sporting event. We saw that today, with some outstanding sport, inches between the boats at the end and real drama throughout. So through a very short space of time the America’s Cup World Series has absolutely come alive.”

Results – San Diego Fleet Racing Championship

  1. ORACLE Racing Spithill
  2. Emirates Team New Zealand
  3. Energy Team
  4. Aleph
  5. Team Korea
  6. Artemis Racing
  7. China Team
  8. Green Comm Racing
  9. ORACLE Racing Coutts

 

Results – AC500 Speed Trial

  1. ORACLE Racing – Coutts – 26.87 knots
  2. ORACLE Racing – Spithill – 26.79 knots
  3. Emirates Team New Zealand – 26.56 knots
  4. Artemis Racing – 25.98 knots
  5. Energy Team – 25.96 knots
  6. China Team – 25.67 knots
  7. ALEPH – 25.19 knots
  8. Green Comm Racing – 24.74 knots
  9. Team Korea – 24.30 knots

 

THE AMERICA’S CUP WORLD SERIES TEAMS

Oracle Racing
USA
Artemis Racing
Sweden
Aleph
France
Chine Team
China
Emirates Team New Zealand
New Zealand
Green Comm Racing
Spain
Energy Team
France
Team Korea
Korea

 

 

 


Visit the Extreme Sailing San Diego website to learn more about this exciting regatta coming to San Diego Bay from October 18-21, 2018. 


 

 

 

 

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