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America's Cup adjusts rules for '17

Updated: June 3, 2014, 3:53 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- The America's Cup has shaken and stirred the rules for the 2017 regatta. They're radical, ambitious and sure to set off debates in yacht club bars from Sydney to San Diego to San Francisco to Southampton.

Defending champion Oracle Team USA will race against challengers in early elimination rounds. It can build two 62-foot, wing-sailed foiling catamarans -- insurance against a catastrophic failure -- while challengers will be limited to one, a clause that's sure to be controversial.

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