America’s Cup boat ready for sea trials

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On Sunday in San Francisco, Oracle Team USA rolled the team’s new AC72 racing yacht out of the shed to complete tests in advance of this week’s launch.

“While we have been racing at the America's Cup World Series in Naples, Italy, the shore and build teams have been putting the finishing touches on our second AC72 here in San Francisco,” general manager Grant Simmer, said in a press release. “At the completion of the regatta, we were able to push the new boat out of the shed today and successfully complete a round of load testing. It's a tribute to quality work and dedication of the shore and build teams, together with the input and efforts from the sailing, design and performance teams, to complete the boat on schedule. We're looking forward to the launch this week.”

Tests commenced shortly after the America’s Cup World Series regatta concluded in Naples, Italy, where Oracle Team USA won the match race and captured the overall World Series 2012-13 season championship for a second straight year.

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