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America’s Cup 2013: The Comeback before the Comeback…





Three years ago ORACLE TEAM USA completed one of the greatest comebacks in sport, winning 8 consecutive races, to retain the America’s Cup 9-8. But it nearly didn’t happen. Not long before the final, deciding race, there was a bang from above, indicating significant damage to a control arm on the wing.

Jeff Causey and shore team sprung into action, and jury-rigged a repair. This is the story of how the shore crew saved the day, and allowed the sailing team to face the Kiwis in a winner-take-all race for the Cup.





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