About the Team
ORACLE TEAM USA is the defending champion of the America’s Cup, after winning the last two editions in 2010 and 2013.
Skipper Jimmy Spithill led his team to an inspiring comeback win over Team New Zealand in the last Cup. Down 8-1, and facing match point, ORACLE TEAM USA won the final eight races of the match to win the America’s Cup 9-8.
Now, Spithill is preparing to lead his team to a ‘three-peat’ — a third consecutive victory.
Spithill, along with COO Grant Simmer and sailing team manager and tactician Tom Slingsby, has assembled a younger, stronger crew, capable of facing up to the massive physical and mental challenges posed by the new America’s Cup Class boats.
The design team features many of the top American and international yacht designers in the world, while ORACLE TEAM USA’s boat-builders and shore crew are second to none.
ORACLE TEAM USA wins the 34th America’s Cup Match 9-8. The team won 8 consecutive races after initially falling behind Emirates Team New Zealand by an 8-1 score.
On August 31, 2012, ORACLE TEAM USA’s first AC72, 17, was launched and sailed in the San Francisco Bay.
On Feb. 14, 2010, ORACLE TEAM USA won the 33rd America’s Cup with a 2-0 triumph over Swiss defender Alinghi.
The yacht the team sailed to win the 33rd America’s Cup, USA 17, was the fastest boat in the history of the event (since overtaken by the AC72s).
The 90-foot by 90-foot trimaran was powered by a 223-foot tall wingsail, the largest wing ever built.
In the victory, skipper James Spithill (AUS) became the youngest skipper to ever win the America’s Cup. Born June 28, 1979; he was 30 years old at the time of victory.
ORACLE TEAM USA was founded on Aug. 11, 2000, by Larry Ellison.
About the Team