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oracleteamusa #TBT Remembering this moment from day one of the 34th #americascup match at the dock with Skipper Jimmy Spithill getting encouragement from his kids. 4d

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oracleteamusa Just in! #OracleTeamUSA's Rome Kirby reflects on winning the #AmericasCup: “What we did was pretty cool!” More at http://oracle-team-usa.americascup.com/en/news/73_Rome-Kirby-What-we-did-was-pretty-cool.html 1mon

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oracleteamusa The #OracleTeamUSA training in Sydney for the 35th #AmericasCup continues. Sailing team manager Tom Slingsby talks about what the team is achieving: “We hadn’t seen each other or sailed together since the last race of the America’s Cup, so it’s great to get back together as a crew. While we’re here we’re going to be trialling new sailors, testing new techniques and importantly it also gets us all in the same place talking about ideas on how we go forward and how we’re going to defend the Cup.” 1mon

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oracleteamusa Tom Slingsby leads #OracleTeamUSA during its first training camp for the 35th #AmericasCup in Sydney, Australia. (Photo: Beau Outteridge / ORACLE TEAM USA) 1mon

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oracleteamusa #OracleTeamUSA begins training camp for the 35th #AmericasCup in Sydney, Australia, racing in front of the iconic Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Photo: Ben Outteridge / ORACLE TEAM USA 1mon

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oracleteamusa Skipper @JSpithill will return to #OracleTeamUSA as the team re-builds with a focus on winning its third consecutive #AmericasCup.

The youngest skipper to ever lead a team to victory in the competition for the oldest trophy in international sport, Spithill says the lure of working with team principal #LarryEllison and CEO #RussellCoutts again was too strong to ignore. “There were some very good offers out there, but at the end of the day, Russell and Larry, I wouldn’t be here without them…” Spithill said.

Spithill has made the America’s Cup his life’s work, beginning as a 20-year old #skipper of the Young Australia team in the 1999/2000 Louis Vuitton Cup. He’s raced in every event since then, making steady progress towards the victory in 2010, when he became the youngest skipper to win the trophy.

READ FULL ARTICLE: oracleteamusa.com/
#sailing #racing #comeback #competition #jimmyspithill #spithill
photo credit: Guilain Grenier
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oracleteamusa City of San Francisco proposes venue sites for the 35th America’s Cup

The America’s Cup Event Authority has received a letter from San Francisco’s Mayor Ed Lee, proposing venue sites within the City that would be used to host the next America’s Cup in 2017.

The letter reads, in part: “The 34th America’s Cup generated hundreds of millions of dollars in economic activity for San Francisco, created thousands of jobs and showcased our spectacular waterfront, the beauty of San Francisco Bay and the sport of sailing to millions of spectators around the world. “Therefore, it is with great enthusiasm, guided by the lessons learned and practical experience of the 34th America’s Cup, that we propose the venue sites for the 35th America’s Cup in San Francisco in 2017…” The City is suggesting the use of Piers 27-29 for the America’s Cup Park and Team Bases as well as Piers 19.5, 23, 31 and a section of Pier 80 for team use. A portion of Marina Green, including the Peninsula area, would be used for public viewing and bleachers. A significant change for this next America’ s Cup is shifting the team bases to the America’s Cup Park at Piers 27-29.

The teams, who found San Francisco Bay to be an ideal racing venue, welcomed the good news.

READ FULL STORY on: americascup.com
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oracleteamusa Flashback to The Wall Street Journal article from September.
#oracleteamusa #americascup #sailing #inthenews #AC72
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  •   gheidsick And save they did, in a BIG way! 5mon
  •   rileygibbs8 Awesome shot 5mon
  •   banditmaui Will the next Anericas Cup b in Lana'i, HI? Or SF? 5mon

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oracleteamusa @americascup visits sailor Rome Kirby in his hometown of Newport, Rhode Island at #clarkcookehouse #oracleteamusa #hometownhero 6mon

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oracleteamusa @racingsf and @jspithill join Opening Ceremony & paddle-out of #Mavericks Invitational. #halfmoonbay #gopro #surfing 6mon

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  •   aashna_a My dad works at oracle 6mon
  •   e11i077 We're gonna buy one for a j-22 next year... @madisail 6mon
  •   motleygoods Are you guys still at Pier 80? Would live to see what's left. 6mon

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oracleteamusa #OracleTeamUSA, winner of the 34th #AmericasCup, and #Boeing [NYSE: BA] are collaborating to recycle 7,000 pounds (about 3,175 kilograms) of carbon fiber of USA-71, a yacht built for the America’s Cup campaign in 2003. The hull and mast of the racing yacht will be processed and repurposed, a first-of-its-kind effort for what will likely be the largest carbon structure ever recycled.
READ FULL STORY: oracleteamusa.com

Photo: Gilles Martin-Raget
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oracleteamusa Backstage with @JSpithill and Stephen Colbert before tonight's Colbert Report on Comedy Central.
Repost from @jspithill
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  •   coloradosky50 Not related to Instagram, but are you all going to restock your shirts, hats, etc on your website? 7mon
  •   lilaclarissa Bahaha, the picture in the background! 7mon
  •   e11i077 ^ 7mon
  •   the_reece1519 @coloradosky50 True that 7mon
  •   oracleteamusa Hi @coloradosky50 - all the gear currently available from PUMA can be found on our website by clicking "shop". 7mon
  •   coloradosky50 @oracleteamusa Thanks, I was looking on the AC site for your stuff. Just placed an order, wish you had my size in hoodies...oh well next time! 7mon
  •   cassiefaye76 @oracleteamusa can you get the gear in NZ? Kinda tough being an American in NZ and finding apparel that supports oracle team USA ;) 6mon
  •   p_brums Why did oracle get an Australian to skipper when they would have loads of good skippers in the USA? 3mon

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oracleteamusa Watch #OracleTeamUSA Skipper @JSpithill this Monday night, October 7 when he joins Stephen Colbert on #TheColbertReport on Comedy Central at 11:30/10:30c. 7mon

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oracleteamusa @TAGHeuer sunglasses signed by 34th #AmericasCup winning skipper @JSpithill #Repost from @tagheuereyewear 7mon

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oracleteamusa One week ago today we won the 34th #AmericasCup in San Francisco.
#oracleteamusa #throwback #sailing
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  •   _rickipedia_ You didn't just win. You made history. An 8-1 comeback isn't just a win. It's a phenomenon. Nothing like that will ever happen again... If you leave Ainsile as tactician. #winning #oracleteamusa #americascup34 #history 7mon
  •   piper555 I was on pier 41 watching the lead grow to ridiculous proportions:). Even managed a video as you passed Alcatraz. 7mon
  •   georgepilgrim :) 7mon
  •   myerchin Lets focus on lowering the costs for the next AC 7mon
  •   bernsnaps Sooo cool! 7mon
  •   bsanlo It was truly an epic comeback!! 7mon
  •   oilergirl2 Wonderful races! 7mon
  •   killy3000 Class 7mon

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oracleteamusa @jspithill online answering questions @deadspin now. #oracleteamusa #americascup 7mon

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