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Oracle Looking Forward To ‘Year Of The Cup’

Oracle Looking Forward To ‘Year Of The Cup’

Oracle Team USA has wrapped up its 2016 season with the team breaking for a three-week stretch over the Christmas holidays. When the team returns to its Bermuda base on January 4, it will be for a final, intense push to be ready to defend the America’s Cup in June 2017. Like other America’s Cup competitors, Oracle Team USA has been running parallel... Read more of this article

Oracle Team Receives Four Electric BMW Cars

Oracle Team Receives Four Electric BMW Cars

Oracle Team USA has received four all-electric BMW i3 cars for team members to use in Bermuda. The island’s BMW dealership, Ultimate Motors, presented the cars to the team on Monday afternoon in a ceremony at the team base in Bermuda. “The BMW i3 represents exciting, efficient, electric mobility, with the capacity to travel from Hamilton to Dockyard... Read more of this article

Oracle Donate 15 Optimist Dinghies To Club

Oracle Donate 15 Optimist Dinghies To Club

On Friday afternoon, Oracle Team USA donated a second batch of 15 Optimist dinghies to a Bermuda sailing club. The boats have been completely refurbished to ‘better than new’ condition by the Oracle Team USA boat-builders after being rescued from the scrap heap, and were donated to Sandys Boat Club.In total, the team has now re-built 30 Optimist... Read more of this article

Video: ‘Near Miss’ Capsize For Oracle Team USA

Video: ‘Near Miss’ Capsize For Oracle Team USA

With wind speeds near 25 knots on Tuesday [Nov 1], it was a challenging day for Oracle Team USA as it continued its testing program, with the conditions leading to a near-capsize of an AC45S catamaran. Helmsman Tom Slingsby explained, “It was blowing 22 to 25 knots. We did a bear away, we were doing 42 to 43 knots. We got stable out of the bear... Read more of this article

Videos: ‘Get To Know’ Team Oracle Members

Videos: ‘Get To Know’ Team Oracle Members

Two-time America’s Cup winner Oracle Team USA is preparing to defend its title in Bermuda in 2017, with a new video series providing a behind-the-scenes look at the members of the team.The video profiles include coverage of Jimmy Spithill, Tom Slingsby, Kyle Langford, Kinley Fowler, Sam Newton, and Cooper Dressler. America’s Cup: Get To... Read more of this article

Video: Peter Dill Interns With Oracle Team USA

Video: Peter Dill Interns With Oracle Team USA

Meet Bermudian Peter Dill, an intern with Oracle Team USA and part of Bermuda’s Red Bull Youth America’s Cup team. Dill said since he has been interning with the defending America’s Cup champions, he has learned a lot about the boats and the technology that goes into them, and called the experience “really inspiring.”Related... Read more of this article

Sandys Students Visit With Oracle Team USA

Sandys Students Visit With Oracle Team USA

Sandys Secondary Middle School students have been participating in the AC Endeavour program this week. AC Endeavour is the youth education, sailing and life skills program for Bermuda middle school students run in conjunction with the America’s Cup and Oracle Team USA. Each Friday during the school term, AC Endeavour ‘graduates’ spend part of... Read more of this article

AC: Tom Slingsby To Take The Helm In Toulon

AC: Tom Slingsby To Take The Helm In Toulon

Oracle Team USA will have a new hand guiding the team around the race course during the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in Toulon this weekend. Sailing team manager and tactician/helmsman Tom Slingsby will take over steering the boat with skipper/helmsman Jimmy Spithill electing not to compete as he rehabs an injured elbow. “I wanted to... Read more of this article

Photos: Oracle Team Clean Up At East End

Photos: Oracle Team Clean Up At East End

Members of Oracle Team USA — the America’s Cup defending champions — spent today helping to clean up East End Primary school saying they “really feel like this is our home” so when they have a chance get out in the community and help out, they want to take it.Education Minister Wayne Scott said, “It’s just amazing,... Read more of this article

America’s Cup Highlights “Ultimate Then & Now”

America’s Cup Highlights “Ultimate Then & Now”

With 165 years of history behind it, the America’s Cup has had a long and storied past, with a recent tweet highlighting some of the differences between then and now by comparing the winning vessel of the event’s inaugural race and defending champion Oracle Team USA’s craft. The photo associated with the tweet shows the two vessels... Read more of this article

Video: Oracle Team Is “Flying Low, Flying High”

Video: Oracle Team Is “Flying Low, Flying High”

In a video dubbed “Flying Low, Flying High,” Oracle Team USA compares America’s Cup sailing with a rigid wing to aviation itself, with Skipper Jimmy Spithill and Aerobatic Pilot Sean D. Tucker combining to highlight the similarities. In the video by John von Seeburg, Mike Herbener, and Tim Davis for Oracle Team USA, Spithill –... Read more of this article

Video: America’s Cup ‘Phenomenon Of Foiling’

Video: America’s Cup ‘Phenomenon Of Foiling’

Oracle Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill and Performance Manager Ian Burns recently discussed the “phenomenon of foiling” in a video, comparing foiling to “flying” and saying “it’s something that every time brings a smile to your face.” Team skipper Jimmy Spithill said, “The feeling for me was foiling was... Read more of this article

CNN: “America’s Cup, A Dream Job In Paradise”

CNN: “America’s Cup, A Dream Job In Paradise”

In a story titled “America’s Cup: A Dream Job In Paradise,” CNN has highlighted one of Team Oracle USA’s sailors who relocated to the island, saying that Matt Cassidy “has his dream job” living on the “beautiful island of Bermuda.” The story said ”Ever thought you’re in the wrong job? Fed... Read more of this article