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BOR90 “USA 17” the only challenger and winner of the  America’s Cup 2010
Yacht / Country :   BOR 90 Sail Number :        USA-17 Syndicate :           BMW Oracle Racing CEO :                   Larry Ellison Yacht Club:           Golden Gate YC, San Francisco Designer :            Van Peteghem, Lauriot Prévost (VPLP)                            and design team of Mike Drummond Boat Builder :       Core Builders, Anacortes, WA, USA  Skipper:               James Spithill
2010
BMW Oracle Racing won 2 : 0.
After numerous extensive court actions and litigations the 33rd AC ended up in one challenger and one defender. As a contract between both parties could not be agreed, the race was reduced to the rules of the Deed of Gift – which is  called a one-on-one DoG match – over 3 rounds only. BMW Oracle Racing won in February 2 : 0. After Alinghi decided to defend the Cup with a catamaran, BOR answered with a trimaran. The yacht with an overall length of 34 m carried a rigid wing mast of 68 m height, with an about 50 % bigger area than a wing of the giant Airbus 380. The “coffee-mills” and their grinders have been replaced on both boats by a small Diesel - hydraulic engine, with less weight and more power than grinders. Why both yachts could sail faster than the true wind is explained with a lot of contributions in the Internet. The costs of the trimaran campaign are reported in a range of 300 mio €
After numerous extensive court actions and litigations the 33rd AC ended up in one
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