Yacht / Country:    Oracle-BMW  / USA Sailnumber:   USA-76 and USA-71 Syndicate/Team:   Oracle-BMW Racing CEO:  Larry Ellison Yacht Club:   Golden Gate Yacht Club Design:  Farr Yacht Design Boat Builder:  Smyth and Gillies Skipper: John Cutler, Peter Holmberg
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Larry Ellison owns the business software company Oracle. He is one of the richest men in the world and a passionate and successful sailor in the Maxi-Class. The LVC is his first challenge for the America's Cup with the stated goal to win it. The team acquired from Abracadabra both yachts for training but faced many troubles when the boats capsized 2 times after the loss the keels. Once they have been dis- masted. The 2 new yachts USA-71 and USA-76  were extremely narrow, which initially was asked how they might behave in the stormy Hauraki Gulf. For the crew the team collected members from 7 different syndicates. Oracle BMW eliminated with Chris Dickson on the wheel in the semifinals OneWorld and reached the final which they lost against SUI-64.
2003
USA-76 Oracle BMW lost the final of the Louis Vuitton Cup 2003
Larry Ellison owns the business software company Oracle. He is one of the richest men in the world and a passionate and successful sailor in the Maxi - Class.
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* in their elder, but now changed website the San Diego Boat Movers commented this picture as: Pictured at the Port of Oakland CA, this ORACLE BMW 2003 challenger is ready to be shipped to Auckland, NZ. Once again, all U.S. entries were eliminated in the Louis Vuitton challenger series.  Vuitton Cup winner  'ALINGHI'  then defeated TEAM NEW ZEALAND, claiming the America's Cup for Switzerland. Later, in Fall of 2003, 'ALINGHI' and 'ORACLE BMW' held a match race in San Francisco Bay. Following the race, we transported the entire ALINGHI compound (boat, masts, chase boats and equipment; 10 truckloads) from Oakland, California to Newport, Rhode Island. Swiss Team ALINGHI, from a land-locked country, announced they will defend the America's Cup in Valencia, Spain, in 2007.