Spithill Favored in Venice AC Series

With just two races to go in the World Series run of the America’s Cup, team Oracle Racing is sitting atop the standings after a strong finish in Naples, Italy a couple of weeks ago, but is still looking to improve.

“We learned a lot in Naples. Our team did relatively well,” Oracle tactician John Kostecki said. “We’re really working on getting both teams on the leaderboard in Venice.”

The Spithill team finished in second place during the Naples race, moving them to the top of the standings, but it took some time to get that top spot.

Emirates Team New Zealand, which had been the leader prior to the last race, is only one point behind the Spithill team as the team’s prepare for the next race in Venice, Italy, starting Tuesday.

“It’s not a whole lot different than before and we’re just trying to become a better team,” Kostecki said. “What we’ve found is that each team has gotten better.”

Oracle Racing’s Bundock team is currently tied for fifth with Team Korea and 20 points behind the Spithill team.
Knowing this, Kostecki and his team are still working to improve.

“The flatter water conditions are easier to sail in,” Kostecki said. “It’s going to come down to technique. Starts will be critical.”

Read more at the San Francisco Examiner.

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