Oracle Team USA, founded by Malibu real estate tycoon Larry Ellison, made a historic comeback to win the 34th America’s Cup last Wednesday in San Francisco. Team USA clinched the cup in a winner-take-all 17th race, where it defeated
Emirates Team New Zealand to win by a score of 9-8, according to America’s Cup. The winning team was led by 35-year-old skipper Jimmy Spithill.
“This regatta has changed sailing forever,” team founder and Oracle head Ellison said in a statement on Oracle Team USA’s website. “More people watched the first race of this America’s Cup than all of the America’s Cups in history, so I think it’s a success.”