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Oracle Team USA Wins America's Cup Race 12

posted: 9/19/2013
A Hard-Fought Win -- Oracle Team USA sped past Emirates Team New Zealand, defeating the Kiwis by 31 seconds to win Race 12 on Sept. 19. Race 13 has been rescheduled for Sept. 20. -- Oracle Team USA/Guilain Grenier photo
SAN FRANCISCO (LOG NEWS SERVICE) -- The America’s Cup is staying in America for at least one more day, thanks to a win by Oracle Team USA in Race 12 on Sept. 19 -- and the weather on San Francisco Bay.            

After Oracle Team USA won Race 12 -- defeating Emirates Team New Zealand by 31 seconds -- the wind began to build. Race 13 was postponed with less than 2 minutes to the start because the wind exceeded the safety limit.            

Leading the series 8-2, the Kiwis need only one more win to reclaim the Auld Mug for Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron.

With its win Sept. 19, Oracle Team USA must win seven consecutive races to keep the trophy it won it 2010.            

Race organizers will try again Sept. 20 to get in two races, if necessary. Race 13 and 14 have been scheduled to begin at 1:15 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. and are scheduled to be broadcast live on the NBC Sports Network.

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