- Posted August 26, 2012 by
San Francisco, California
America's Cup World Series Results/Standings
In a close finish Team USA or one of the Oracle boats skippered by Russell Coutts beat out the Oracle boat skippered by James Spithill by mere seconds.
It was a dramatic finish.
There were two types of races. Match races and fleet races. The fleet races are where they earn points.
Team USA skippered by Spithill earned the most points in the fleet races with 86 total points. Followed by Luna Rossa - Piranha with 85 points. Team Korea came in third in the fleet races with 65 points.
ORACLE TEAM USA - Skippered by SPITHILL won against
Emirates Team New Zealand and Artemis Racing White lost to ORACLE TEAM USA - Skippered by COUTTS in the match races.
More information can be found here: http://www.americascup.com/en/results-standings
I have included graphics of the results and standings amongst the photos. I have also included a photo of what the actual America's Cup looks like.
Also there have been a few tip-overs in the Bay, and sometimes the boats get damaged.
Interesting facts: Each boat is equipped with 6 on-board cameras and each member/sailor are equipped with mics.
About the boats:
The boats are wingsailed multihulls: AC45 Principal Dimensions
Hull Length 13.45 m (44 ft)
Maximum Beam 6.90 m (22.6 ft)
Mast Height 21.50 m (70.5 ft)
Maximum Draft 2.70 m (8.8 ft)
Displacement 1400 kg (3,086 pd)
Wing Area 85 sq m (914 sq ft)
Jib Area 48 sq m (516 sq ft)
Gennaker Area 125 sq m (1,345 sq ft)
Crew 5 people @ 85 kg/person (187 pd/person)