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Jimmy Spithill getting a grilling at the latest America’s Cup press conference after Race 5.
Lots of questions about what Oracle will be doing in the future, is John Kostecki going to be onboard….
I think Jimmy did very well, but I think there will be a few changes come Thursdays races.
Nice to see some of the guys in the background finally getting some exposure. Great video here showing what Ron Esparza does for Oracle Team USA, he is the crane driver that gets to play with the wing
The first part of the video is footage of the boat flying around the bay in San Fran, looking really good
We are back with some Friday Fail Boat videos for you to ease you into the weekend.
Up first a great video from this week of BMW Oracle Jimmy Spithill taking a nice dive. Think you need to work on your legs and entry position there Jimmy.
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The first footage of the new Oracle Team USA AC72 out on the water. Is this going to be the winning America’s Cup boat?
I have a feeling it is going to be, but this looks like a beast! Roll on the start of the America’s Cup
Awful music on this…..
ORACLE Team USA launch boat two – USA17, with a fair amount of fan-fair as well.
After a great day on the water for the opening day, with Ben Ainslie and BAR making a great start to winning the Fleet racing and Match race.
Watch all the action live from 1pm here at YeahBloodyNice.
The story from day 1 from America’s Cup World Series in Naples, where the theme of the day was Covering is important in Match racing.
Watch all the action from the America’s Cup World Series in the AC45’s, live from Naples.
Team that are competing in Naples are
Emirates Team New Zealand
J.P. Morgan BAR
Luna Rossa Piranha
Luna Rossa Swordfish
Oracle Team USA – Slingsby
Tom Slingsby will be helming Oracle Team USA AC45 at America’s Cup World Series Naples, which runs April 16 – 21.
“I saw my name on the wing the other day, and there was a realization that it’s going to happen. Having been the tactician and calling a lot of the shots on the water, it shouldn’t be too hard of a transition,” said the Olympic gold medalist.
The Naples regatta will be Slingsby’s first America’s Cup World Series event as skipper. He was the tactician onboard the AC45 with for Russell Coutts for the ACWS San Francisco in October 2012, and he was in the same role at the 2012 ACWS in Naples and at the ACWS San Diego in November 2011.
The ORACLE TEAM USA crew in Naples will be
Tom Slingsby (helm)
San Newton (wing trimmer)
Kinley Fowler (jib trimmer)
Rome Kirby (runner)
Piet van Nieuwenhuijzen (bowman).
Jimmy Spithill on Oracle Team USA AC72 modifications with AC UNCUT’s Genny Tulloch, its been six months since they flipped USA17 (version1).
James talks the psychological benefit of going through the capsize, and how he believes Oracle Team USA is stronger than ever because of it.