Oct 8, 2012

AC45s @SF , October 2012: Spithill & crew take the entire Show

Images sent by oracleteamusa.com. Recovering from this pitch, the hardest ever I recall on the AC45 series, to win the MR final minutes later and today coming from dead last on the final race to end winning it, marks a highlight for this team. On the long term, on a series of MRaces at the ACup final they will be the ones to beat. A bullet proof & highly trained group of sailors ready to defend the Cup on Multis.

Ben Ainslie tied on points for the fleet event, and he showed he has an additional gear, so it will be hard to Oracle to decide who is going to helm next year, but right now I would go with Spithill team all the way. Results and video below.

Full report at americascup.com
AC World Series San Francisco Fleet Racing Championship (After 7 of 7 races)
ORACLE TEAM USA SPITHILL (Jimmy Spithill) 8-1-6-5-DNF-2-1 – 79
2. J.P. Morgan BAR (Ben Ainslie) 1-3-1-2-4-1-4 – 79 points
3. Artemis Racing – White (Terry Hutchinson) 10-2-2-1-3-3-3 – 72
4. Emirates Team New Zealand (Dean Barker) 2-8-5-6-1-4-7 – 57
5. ORACLE TEAM USA COUTTS (Russell Coutts) 3-5-8-7-8-10-2 – 56
6. Artemis Racing – Red (Nathan Outteridge) 4-4-4-4-9-8-5 – 52
7. Energy Team (Loick Peyron) 6-7-7-3-6-7-6 – 47
8. Team Korea (Peter Burling) 5-9-10-8-2-5-10 – 40
9. Luna Rossa Piranha (Chris Draper) 9-6-3-10-10-6-9 – 36
10. China Team (Phil Robertson) 7-10-11-9-5-11-8 – 28
11. Luna Rossa Swordfish (Iker Martinez) 11-11-9-11-7-9-11 – 20

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