Spectacular Sailing

In a remarkable comeback, Team USA reeled in eight straight wins to capture the America’s Cup competition 9 to 8. They actually won 11 races but were docked two wins for infractions before the series began. The $300 million US entry, Oracle Team USA, which sailed at speeds of 50 mph, was financed by Larry Ellison, the world’s eighth richest man. Sadly, just one of the 11 crewmen was American.

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