The reigning champs have scrapped their way back into contention at the 34th America’s Cup.
A full day of racing on Sunday saw Oracle Team USA score crucial wins in Races 14 and 15 of the 34th America’s Cup. The defending champions won Race 14 by 23 seconds and Race 15 by 37 seconds as the pulsating action continued on San Francisco Bay.
Oracle Team USA trails Emirates Team New Zealand 8-5 on the scoreboard and 8-7 in victories (the team’s first two victories weren’t counted due to a penalty imposed by the International Jury), but has won four straight since Emirates Team New Zealand got to match point on Wednesday.
All in all, a fantastic job by the team.
- Oracle Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill.
Monday marks Day 17 of the 34th America’s Cup, which will put the match in the history books as the longest ever. Lighter conditions are forecast, yet still strong enough to conduct racing. These patchy conditions are set to add pressure to both crews who have no margin for error.
Watch every race in the 34th America's Cup LIVE on redbull.com. Race 16 starts at 10.15pm CEST on Monday, September 23.
- Races 16 and 17*: Monday, September 23 at 10.15pm CEST (1.15pm PDT) and 11.15pm (2.15pm PDT)
* If necessary.