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05/24/2012: "America’s Cup Presentation & Dinner"

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The Public is invited to dinner & a multimedia presentation on Oracle Team’s America’s Cup racing boats. Presented by the SJI Sailing Foundation & Friday Harbor’s own Wolfgang Chamberlain Saturday May 26th, at the San Juan Island Yacht Club from 6 to 9 pm; Adults $35, Students $15, (Children under 6 are free). Contact: 360 378 8912 .

Wolfgang is a former member and coach of the Friday Harbor High School Sailing Team. He is now working as the Head of the Shore Team for Oracle’s catamaran in the 2013 America’s Cup to be held in San Francisco.

Before dinner his presentation features the building of the winning team boat “Dogzilla”. A second presentation after dinner will cover the building of the current high tech wing sail catamaran, with speeds in excess of 30 knots.

Included in the evening is an auction and a raffle of Oracle Team Gear. This memorable evening is a benefit for the San Juan Island High School Sailing Team. for tickets.


When ORACLE TEAM USA won the 33rd America’s Cup in February 2010, not only did team owner Larry Ellison succeed in his goal of bringing the America’s Cup “home” to the United States, but his team became the Defender of the 34th America’s Cup.

Led by CEO Russell Coutts and skipper James Spithill, ORACLE TEAM USA is comprised of the best international sailing, design, build and support talent to defend the trophy on San Francisco Bay in 2013.

Team Highlights

ORACLE TEAM USA was founded on Aug. 11, 2000, by founder Larry Ellison
On Feb. 14, 2010, ORACLE TEAM USA won the 33rd America’s Cup with a 2-0 triumph over Swiss defender Alinghi
In the victory, skipper James Spithill (AUS) became the youngest skipper to ever win the America’s Cup. Born June 28, 1979; he was 30 years old at the time of victory
CEO/Afterguard Russell Coutts (NZL) is an Olympic Gold medalist and the most successful skipper in the history of the America’s Cup. As a skipper, Coutts is undefeated, 14-0, in races for the America’s Cup. He has won the Cup four times for three different countries (New Zealand (twice), Switzerland and the U.S.)
Tactician John Kostecki (USA) is an Olympic silver medalist, America’s Cup winner and victor of the round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race
The yacht the team sailed to win the 33rd America’s Cup, USA 17, is the fastest boat in the history of the event
The 90-foot by 90-foot trimaran was powered by a 223-foot tall wingsail, the largest wing ever built

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