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"Ah, mate, it's like a Wallabies game against the All Blacks. Everything is at stake, let's put it that way," he said.  "(James is) your typical redhead and full of confidence and determination," Mr Gordon said yesterday.  "If James thought he could do something, he truly believed it. He had tunnel vision (to win the America's Cup) and he's been maintaining that tunnel vision the whole way through.  "All this week he's been saying he believed he could win . . . and it turns out he can."

ON September a sleepy-eyed, four-year-old Jimmy Spithill watched in awe from his family home on Sydneys northern beaches as his neighbours helped Australia II to what is arguably the nations most famous sporting triumph.

But after this Cup had been handed over to the crew, Spithill opened a bottle of sparkling wine and shouted: “Larry! Hey, Larry!”  When Ellison turned, Spithill removed his thumb from the top of the bottle and sent a steady spray in his boss’s direction.  “Absolutely no doubt,” Spithill said, “it’s better to be the rooster than the feather duster.”

Oracle Completes Voyage to History, Winning America’s Cup

Pulling off the greatest comeback in America’s Cup history, Oracle Team USA won eight straight races, dashing the title hopes of Emirates Team New Zealand.

James Spithill joined Deadspin today for a live chat. What was the "lightbulb moment" during racing? And other questions... including mine...  i SO think they should charter 17 out and raise money for youth sailing or something!

Come Chat With America's Cup-Winning Skipper Jimmy Spithill

James Spithill joined Deadspin today for a live chat. What was the "lightbulb moment" during racing? And other questions... including mine... i SO think they should charter 17 out and raise money for youth sailing or something!

Inside the mind of America's Cup winning skipper Jimmy Spithill | KALW. Jimmy talks about the gluing of the wing ring before the start ~7 min.

Inside the mind of America's Cup winning skipper Jimmy Spithill

One week ago today we won the 34th #AmericasCup in... | ORACLE TEAM USA

One week ago today we won the in San Francisco.

Sir Ben Ainslie - the most successful sailor in Olympic history and winner of the America's Cup with Oracle Team USA. Pretty much perfect.

Ainslie tribute to tragic friend after incredible America's Cup win

Sir Ben Ainslie - the most successful sailor in Olympic history and winner of the America's Cup with Oracle Team USA. Pretty much perfect.

In the splash zone with ORACLE TEAM USA - 34th America's Cup Defender.

In the splash zone with ORACLE TEAM USA - 34th America's Cup Defender.

We’ve faced all sorts of adversity. We capsized boat one. We had everything going on before this match. They took two points away. They took a wing trimmer. It was one thing after the other. But what did the team do? Didn’t wave the white flag. Didn’t run off or use excuses. They just got stuck in and worked harder, and it’s made the team stronger. #JSpithill

America’s Cup Turns Into Battle as Oracle Wins Fourth Straight Race

We’ve faced all sorts of adversity. We capsized boat one. We had everything going on before this match. They took two points away. They took a wing trimmer. It was one thing after the other. But what did the team do? Didn’t wave the white flag. Didn’t run off or use excuses. They just got stuck in and worked harder, and it’s made the team stronger. #JSpithill

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