The 2013 America's Cup Final is now on its 14th day of racing and surprisingly the Auld Mug is still up for grabs. Team Oracle USA continues its magical run on Monday by winning race no. 16 to make it a 6-8 battle in favor of Emirates Team New Zealand. However, there's no doubt that the pressure is on for the Kiwis, who have struggled to book the championship-clinching win since Thursday.
It has been a wild and wacky duel in the 34th edition of America's Cup on San Francisco Bay. The defender, Oracle Team USA, has shown for the last few days their heart and will power to stay alive despite facing all kinds of adversity early in the duel.
Oracle Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill has been remarkable in many ways for the past days after leading the Americans back to title contention. On the other hand, Emirates Team New Zealand skipper Dean Barker admitted the struggles of his team to match the American's upwind speed, but at the same time, he's still hopeful that they can finish the job on Tuesday.
"We're very upbeat here, we know we can win," Barker told America's Cup press. "The Oracle guys sailed a pretty flawless race. There were no opportunities to get back in it. We did a better job on the downwind legs staying close, but not enough today."
ORACLE TEAM USA Crew List
Skipper: Jimmy Spithill (9), Tactician: Ben Ainslie (12), Strategist: Tom Slingsby (10), Wing trimmer: Kyle Langford (8), Jib trimmer: Joe Newton (5), Off-side trimmer: Rome Kirby (4), Grinders: Shannon Falcone (1), Joe Spooner (2), Jono MacBeth (3), Gillo Nobili (6), Simeon Tienpont (7)
Emirates Team New Zealand Crew List
Skipper/helmsman: Dean Barker (14), Tactician: Ray Davies (10), Wing Trimmer: Glenn Ashby (3), Trimmer: James Dagg (9), Bow: Adam Beashel (2), Pit: Jeremy Lomas (8), Pedestal 1: Chris Ward (7), Pedestal 2: Rob Waddell (11), Pedestal 3: Grant Dalton (6), Pedestal 4: Chris McAsey (5), Float/Grinder: Derek Saward (12)
America's Cup Live Stream Schedule & Updates
America's Cup race no. 17 streaming will begin at 4:00 a.m (Perth Time) while race no. 18 - if Oracle wins another race - is scheduled to start at 5:00 a.m
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