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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Oracle Team USA AC45s Set To Play On Sydney Harbour

Oracle Team USA, the America’s Cup champion, will begin its sailing program in Sydney, Australia next month.The team has scheduled practice against Team Australia, representing the Hamilton Island Yacht Club, the Challenger of Record for the 35th America’s Cup.
Photo - Guilain Grenier / Oracle Team USA
Oracle Team USA has shipped one of its AC45 catamarans to Australia for spring training before the sailing team returns to the United States later in the year.

“This training session on Sydney Harbour is the first of a series of trials and training sessions for our sailing team and will be the first time our sailors have been together since the America's Cup,” said sailing team manager Tom Slingsby.

“We’ll welcome back some old faces and introduce some new blood as we look for the right crew combination for the sailing team for the 35th America’s Cup.

"These sessions will be coordinated with Team Australia and we're looking forward to sailing against this new Cup team.”

Oracle Team USA has already announced Jimmy Spithill, the skipper, and Slingsby, the strategist and sailing team manager, will both be returning to lead the sailing team.

Oracle Team USA Media

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