ORACLE TEAM USA are the current holders and defender of the America’s Cup.
They were founded in 2000 by American billionaire Larry Ellison to enter the 2003 America’s Cup in Auckland.
In 2010, Ellison hired the America’s Cup’s most successful sailor in history Russell Coutts and finally achieved Oracle’s first win.
The 33rd America’s Cup was a Deed of Gift match in Valencia but Ellison’s giant 90’ trimaran easily outclassed the Swiss holder Alinghi.
Three years later in San Francisco, ORACLE was facing a crushing defeat in the finals against Emirates Team New Zealand when at 8-­1 down they turned to Sir Ben Ainslie who came on­board and helped stage a historic comeback to win 9­-8.

 

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