Oracle Team USA Takes First Sail In Bermuda

April 23, 2015

Oracle Team USA took its maiden sail on the waters of the Great Sound in Bermuda Wednesday with the team training on two foiling Phantom boats.

Kyle Langford, Graeme Spence, Joey Newton and Andrew Campbell were the first sailors on the Defending champion to test the local conditions.

“It was a great day,” said Kyle Langford following the sail. “It was our first day out there so it was good to see the race course area for the first time from a sailing perspective.

“We didn’t have a lot of breeze but we were able to get foiling in the Phantoms and then we were straight into some racing. It looks like it will be an awesome place to sail.”

Like his team mates, Langford has only recently moved to Bermuda and he likes what he sees. ”It’s a beautiful place, really nice pristine water and it’s great to be sailing in such a cool spot,” he said.

Looking ahead to racing on the Great Sound in the America’s Cup World Series, he noted the race course would be challenging. The speed of the foiling boats means they come up to the course boundaries quickly.

“From a racing point of view, the race course is tight,” Langford said. “We’re going to cover the distance quickly and get to the edges of the race course fast. There’s not a whole lot of space out there which means the racing’s going to be tight and close.”

Oracle Team USA has moved its operations to Bermuda and will be training out of its new base at Dockyard in the lead up to the America’s Cup World Series in Portsmouth in July.

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  1. Ahoy!!!
    It’s great seeing a plan come together :-)

  2. Real Deal says:

    Isn’t it weird how Oracle seems to know they will be one of the finalist in this race? The deck is stacked. Still need to make some dough of em……