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Oracle Team USA Select Bermuda to Defend Title

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Oracle Team USA had the privilege to decide on the place of another site as defending champion of the America’s Cup, the world’s highest sailing competition.

However, the team went again for the Atlantic Ocean having previously been an astonishing underdog, in accordance with a man who founded Oracle’s winning team.

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The choice, first reported by the Associated Press on Thursday, indicates the very first time a U.S. team has selected to defend the Cup outside the state. The occasion was held by Alinghi Swiss winners in 2007 and 2010 in Spain.

Cup officials searched elsewhere, naming Bermuda and San Diego .

San Diego seemed to have most of the edges: The occasion was held by it in the 1980s and 1990s, where Dennis Conner magnificently sailed the yacht Stars and Stripes. It was house to Jimmy Spithill, the skipper of the Oracle team, and only an hour’s flight from Ellison’s house.

Bermuda won basically as it offered an improved deal, including lower taxes. The ultimate site “will be determined largely on commercial concerns,” said Russell Coutts, the chief executive of Oracle Team USA, in a interview last month.

The cup will be highly televised both on traditional TV channels and broadcast through various sites over the internet. ¬†Even though it’s in Bermuda, you won’t necessarily need a British proxy like this to access the event online.
Traditionally, the America’s Cup, which will be held about three to five years has been supported by rich people like Ellison. The Cup winners are in charge of coordinating another Cup.

Coutts explained that meant locating corporate patrons to support the occasion. Harvey Schiller, the commercial commissioner of the Cup, said in a interview last month the corporate patrons would need maximum visibility on television, in the port facilities close to the particular occasion and around the racecourse.

Bermuda Premier Michael Dunkley said in a interview last month the territory must construct the facilities for the function. Dunkley said Cup viewers could rely on the public bus and ferry services, although Bermuda additionally does not permit tourists to lease automobiles.

Giles Brand is a Freelance Writer and Blogger

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