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America's Cup

It certainly is a remarkable year for the 34th America’s Cup Final, which for the first time brought racing to the shorelines. Known as the world sailing’s Holy Grail, the America’s Cup showdown held in San Francisco has been the event to be seen with New Zealand and the US giving us a show not to have been missed. Oracle Team USA made a historic comeback clinching the cup in a winner-take-all 17th race, where it defeated Emirates Team New Zealand to win by a score of 9-8. ‘This regatta has changed sailing forever,” team founder and Oracle head Larry Ellison said in a statement. ‘More people watched the first race of this America’s Cup than all of the America’s Cups in history, so I think it’s a success.’