Larry Ellison Led America's Cup Returns to England

Monday, Aug 2, 2010  |  Updated 2:30 PM PDT
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Larry Ellison Led America's Cup Returns to England

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Larry Ellison celebrates his victory.

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The America's Cup is making a rare visit back to England, where the new American champion will face a British team in an exhibition regatta this week.

      The Larry Ellison led BMW Oracle Racing of San Francisco will meet TeamOrigin in the 1851 Cup off Cowes starting Tuesday.
     
The highlight will be a race Thursday around the Isle of Wight, retracing the 53-nautical-mile course used in 1851 when the schooner America beat a fleet of British ships to win the silver trophy that became known as the America's Cup.
     
The teams will also contest three match races on the Solent, sailing in sloops used in the 2007 America's Cup.
     
BMW Oracle Racing is bringing along the America's Cup for the week.

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