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Oracle end US wait for America’s Cup

CHALLENGERS BMW Oracle ended an 18-year wait for an American team to reclaim the America’s Cup after clinching an unassailable 2-0 win over Swiss holders Alinghi in Spain.

Software mogul Larry Ellison’s hi-tech trimaran beat the Alinghi catamaran by more than a kilometre in the second race yesterday to add to its success on Friday.

It was the first time an American team had won sport’s oldest and most prestigious trophy since Bill Koch’s America3 beat Italian challengers Il Moro de Venezia in 1992.
“It’s an absolutely awesome feeling,” said billionaire Ellison.