Wednesday, September 25, 2013

USA Wins America’s Cup!


Team Oracle just won the America’s Cup on San Francisco Bay! After being down seven races behind Team New Zealand, the American Team made the biggest come back in the entire 162 years of the history of the sailing race. Whew!

My family and I went out last week to watch the races in person and almost witnessed one of the race-boats capsize at high speed. Thankfully everyone was alright, but it was easily one of the most incredible sailing races I’ve ever seen. Now that the San Francisco Golden Gate Yacht Club has won the Cup again for Team USA the next America’s Cup races will once again take place here in San Francisco in 2016. To the winner go the spoils.

Team New Zealand sailed a great race though, and very nearly beat the American Team in what was easily the closest America’s Cup race in the last half century. So mark your calendars, and I look forward to seeing you all out here for the next America’s Cup come 2016!


14 comments:

  1. Oh. Just envious. That's all. Sounds wonderful!

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  2. Thanks:) It's pretty rad to be so close to the action (I work downtown).

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  3. That's awesome! Greatest comeback ever is impressive,

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    1. Yeah, it's such a large comeback that it's hard to compare to other sports, especially considering Team Oracle started at -2 races due to a penatly (so they weren't even at zero yet when they began).

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  4. Wow, that's impressive.

    I think I saw them sail by in Colorado last week too. :P

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  5. They sail fast enoguh that if there was water connecting California and Colorado, they could probably sail there in less than a day;)

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  6. Woo hoo! I remember when they won it in the 80's. I was living in Australia at the time and boy those blokes were mighty annoyed!

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    1. Well our skipper is an Aussie so they shouldn't be too sad right now;)

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  7. How amazing it would've been to be there! I'm a tad jealous. So awesome!

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  8. Its impressive. That was a great comeback.

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    1. Yeah, pretty crazy, and very fun to watch:)

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  9. A huge success story. Glad to hear USA took the Cup!

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    1. Indeed:) So long as we win the cup it stays here. So far the cup has been to several different countries, but the U.S. has had it the most, hence the name "America's Cup."

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