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Energy Team surprises AC juggernauts

Updated: November 16, 2011, 10:10 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- While reigning America's Cup champion skipper Jimmy Spithill spent a gorgeous afternoon proving he's human, France's Energy Team surprisingly edged two sailing powerhouses to come out on top after the opening day of the third stop of the new America's Cup World Series.

Energy Team, skippered by Yann Guichard, finished third, fifth and first in Wednesday's three fleet races to score 24 points and claim the top seed for the match racing championships. Emirates Team New Zealand, ...

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