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Spithill wins ACWS title; Coutts tops match racing

Spithill wins ACWS title; Coutts tops match racing

Oracle Racing's Jimmy Spithill won the fleet racing and overall championship in the opening regatta of the 2012-13 America's Cup World Series.
Australian-born Spithill, who skippered Oracle Racing to victory in the 2010 America's Cup at age 30, took second place in Sunday's fleet race finale to take a one-point edge in the overall standings.
Oracle Racing's other skipper, Russell Coutts, took out Spithill to claim the match racing championship. In a race that saw the lead change had three times, New Zealander Coutts, a four-time America's Cup winner, eked out a one-second victory with both boats screaming across the finish line overlapped in 20-plus knots of wind.
The ACWS is a prelude to the 2013 America's Cup, which will be sailed on San Francisco Bay.


Updated : 2021-03-04 14:38 GMT+08:00