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America's Cup Dry Runs Coming to the Bay



    America's Cup Dry Runs Coming to the Bay
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    VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 14: Larry Ellison, owner of US challenger BMW Oracle Racing giant trimaran celebrates on the podium after the second race of the 33rd America's Cup off Valencia's coast on February 14, 2010 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Larry Ellison

    If you can't wait until 2013 to multi-million dollar boats racing across the bay, you may not have to wait that long.

    America's Cup is still a few years away but Oracle Racing is planning to have some practice runs starting in June to become familiar with the venue.

    The team lead by Oracle CEO Larry Ellison will most likely have his team hit the waters the second week of June.

    The one downside of the practice runs is that race fans won't get to see the actual boats used in the America's Cup.

    Instead Oracle Racing plans on using 45-foot replicas of the 72-foot-long boats that will be used in the race.