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ORACLE TEAM USA second team to let America's Cup cat out of the bag

ORACLE TEAM USA second team to let America's Cup cat out of the bag

America's Cup defenders ORACLE TEAM USA have become the second of the six international syndicates to launch their America's Cup Class catamaran. The Larry Ellison backed team revealed the new boat at a ceremony in Bermuda yesterday. 

Under changes written into the 35th America's Cup rules by OTUSA, the Defenders could have  built two America's Cup Class yachts and chosen the faster one to race in the Cup. However, in his address during yesterday's ceremony OTUSA skipper Jimmy Spithill confirmed that this first boat would be the one the American team will use to try to defend the America's Cup for a record third time.

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