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The America's Cup Heads Back to the United States

  • Friday, 5th March 2010
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BMW ORACLE Racing has won the America’s Cup, the first time in 18 years that an American team has won the title.

The winning 27-metreTrimaran features a rigid 64-metre mainsail composite ‘wing’, which is bigger than that of an Airbus 380.

For team founder and afterguard member Larry Ellison (USA), the win is the culmination of a ten-year quest to win what is reported to be the oldest international trophy in sport.

“”I’m enormously proud of this team,”” Ellison said following the prize-giving ceremony. “It’s been a fabulous experience and I’m exceptionally proud to bring the America’s Cup back to the United States of America after a very long absence.””

Ellison’s BMW ORACLE Racing team represents San Francisco’s Golden Gate Yacht Club.

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