22 Apr 2013

Oracle win America's Cup World Series

6:09 am on 22 April 2013

Oracle Team USA Slingsby has won the overall America's Cup World Series yachting championship, despite Luna Rossa Swordfish claiming the final event in Naples.

The Swordfish crew took the Naples victory with a win in the fleet racing finale from the Oracle boat that saw the Luna Rossa crew come from behind on the final run in a thrilling race that saw the lead change hands three times.

But the Oracle crew won the match racing from the Swordfish boat and the overall title.

Dean Barker and Team New Zealand were third in Naples and fourth overall.

Luna Rossa Piranha was third overall with JP Morgan BAR third.

The America's Cup begins in July in San Francisco with the Louis Vuitton Cup, the America's Cup Challenger Series, and concludes in September with the America's Cup finals.