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PostHeaderIcon Australian vintner challenges US for America's Cup

Sydney (AFP) – Australian winemaker Bob Oatley and his Hamilton Island Yacht Club will officially contest Oracle Team USA at the next America's Cup, it was announced Tuesday.

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PostHeaderIcon Australian club official challengers for America's Cup

(Reuters) – Australian wine magnate Bob Oatley's Hamilton Island Yacht Club have been confirmed as the Challengers of Record for the 35th America's Cup, organizers said on Tuesday. Oatley and his son Sandy issued the challenge to the Golden Gate Yacht Club (GGYC) minutes after Larry Ellison's Oracle Team USA beat Team New Zealand in a winner-takes-all race on San Francisco Bay last week. …

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PostHeaderIcon Sailing-Australian club official challengers for America's Cup

Oct 1 (Reuters) – Australian wine magnate Bob Oatley's Hamilton Island Yacht Club have been confirmed as the Challengers of Record for the 35th America's Cup, organisers said on Tuesday. Oatley and his son Sandy issued the challenge to the Golden Gate Yacht Club (GGYC) minutes after Larry Ellison's Oracle Team USA beat Team New Zealand in a winner-takes-all race on San Francisco Bay last week. …

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PostHeaderIcon Sailing-Australian club confirmed as America's Cup challengers

Oct 1 (Reuters) – Australia's Hamilton Island Yacht club have been confirmed as the Challengers of Record for the next Americas' Cup regatta, organisers said on Tuesday. The club, from the northern Australian state of Queensland, issued the challenge minutes after defenders Oracle Team USA beat Team New Zealand in a winner-takes-all final race last week.

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PostHeaderIcon Sailing-Australian wine mogul to challenge for America's Cup

By Ronnie Cohen (Reuters) – An Australian winemaker and his son, who own an island off Australia's Great Barrier Reef, have officially challenged software mogul Larry Ellison's Oracle Team USA for the next America's Cup, a source with knowledge of the situation told Reuters. Bob Oatley and oldest son Sandy signed the challenge on behalf of their Hamilton Island Yacht Club in Queensland …

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PostHeaderIcon Michael Dawson hails Spurs owner Joe Lewis for turning club into PL 'superpower'

London, Sept 28 (ANI): Tottenham player Michael Dawson has hailed club owner Joe Lewis for turning Spurs into a Premier League superpower, and said that it was great to be invited, along with the rest of the squad, aboard Lewis's 220 million pound super yacht in the Bahamas at the start of the summer.

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PostHeaderIcon NZ question America's Cup future

As Oracle Team USA complete an epic sporting comeback, many in NZ question whether country can afford to compete again.

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PostHeaderIcon NZ question America’s Cup future

As Oracle Team USA complete an epic sporting comeback, many in NZ question whether country can afford to compete again.

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PostHeaderIcon Devastated Kiwis lament America's Cup 'choke'

Despondent New Zealanders reluctantly confronted the dreaded 'choker' tag Thursday after losing the America's Cup to one of sport's most stunning comebacks.

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PostHeaderIcon New Zealand shrugs off America's Cup loss

By Greg Stutchbury WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand Prime Minister John Key summed up the feelings of his country when their America's Cup team were beaten by Oracle Team USA in the winner-take-all showdown in San Francisco on Thursday. "Bugger," he Tweeted from New York. In a taciturn country where one word is more than enough to convey the gamut of emotions, it said it all. Frustration …

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