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Finals of America’s Cup yacht race begin today
Sep 7th, 2013 by Warren Swil

World’s top sailing event under

 cloudy skies in San Francisco

THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS yacht race on earth – the America’s Cup – begins its finals today on San Francisco Bay.

Larry Ellison’s Team Oracle USA AC 72 makes a stunning portrait with the San Francisco skyline as the backdrop. Click image to enlarge.

But, instead of pristine blue skies and the famous backdrop of the (formerly) TransAmerica Pyramid skyscraper, the race begins under cloudy skies, thanks to overreach and the enormous ego of the second richest man alive.
Here are some rarely seen images that reveal the reasons  why the race is clouded by controversy and danger.


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Top sailing race imperiled from many sides

The America’s Cup sailing race, being primarily arranged by multibillionaire Oracle founder Larry Ellison, is beset by problems – not the least of which was the fatal accident which claimed the life of a crewman in May.
Will the show go on as scheduled later in the summer?
A leading expert, who has covered all the preparations for the race in great detail for Wired Magazine, is emphatic.
“There is zero chance that it will be canceled,” said Wired Reporter Adam Fisher in an exclusive interview on Wednesday.


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