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Oracle sweeps opening regatta

Updated: August 26, 2012, 11:23 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- Hometown Oracle Racing swept the two championships in the opening regatta of the 2012-13 America's Cup World Series.

Russell Coutts, a four-time America's Cup champion, beat fellow Oracle skipper Jimmy Spithill in a thrilling finish to win the match racing championship Sunday on San Francisco Bay before Spithill came back to finish second in the fleet racing finale and take a one-point victory in the overall standings.

"This is a fantastic result for Oracle, to win ...

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