"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."

"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."

"In this channel," Spithill continues, "the tide is pretty straightforward. But out on the bay, it's always changing. They have these computer models, but they're never right. And that's one of the cool things: trying to piece it together and being a step ahead. Thinking about, if something does go wrong, what's next? Because as soon as something goes wrong on that bay, it's like an avalanche. It gets big real quick, and it's very difficult to get back ahead of it."

"In this channel," Spithill continues, "the tide is pretty straightforward. But out on the bay, it's always changing. They have these computer models, but they're never right. And that's one of the cool things: trying to piece it together and being a step ahead. Thinking about, if something does go wrong, what's next? Because as soon as something goes wrong on that bay, it's like an avalanche. It gets big real quick, and it's very difficult to get back ahead of it."

Champagne pour James Spithill et Oracle Team USA ! Victoire d'Oracle et de James Spithill !  #AmericasCup #Oracle #Victory | www.scanvoile.com

Champagne pour James Spithill et Oracle Team USA ! Victoire d'Oracle et de James Spithill ! #AmericasCup #Oracle #Victory | www.scanvoile.com

Ashby's wing marks.  From today's presser footage.  Love it.

Ashby's wing marks. From today's presser footage. Love it.

takes 2nd overall in Oman.

takes 2nd overall in Oman.

Regatta organizers met with the teams last night to discuss the possibility of using an alternative course that can be squeezed into the massive bay. neither team had practiced on the alternate course, or done any homework on it. they wanted to continue racing on a course they knew. For the racing that's left on the table, it's extremely important. They had pointed out that all shipping would need to be brought to a halt on the bay to accommodate an alternate course.

Regatta organizers met with the teams last night to discuss the possibility of using an alternative course that can be squeezed into the massive bay. neither team had practiced on the alternate course, or done any homework on it. they wanted to continue racing on a course they knew. For the racing that's left on the table, it's extremely important. They had pointed out that all shipping would need to be brought to a halt on the bay to accommodate an alternate course.

Ellison, who has spent an estimated $500 million the last 11 years in pursuing, winning and now defending the silver trophy, hopped on board and was sprayed with champagne by the celebrating crew.

Ellison, who has spent an estimated $500 million the last 11 years in pursuing, winning and now defending the silver trophy, hopped on board and was sprayed with champagne by the celebrating crew.

2015 McDougall + McConaghy Moth Worlds. Sorrento - VIC AUSTRALIA  15_001579 ©ThMartinez/Sea&Co. SORRENTO - VICTORIA. AUSTRALIA . 6 January 2015. Bangin' The Corners — at Sorrento.

2015 McDougall + McConaghy Moth Worlds. Sorrento - VIC AUSTRALIA 15_001579 ©ThMartinez/Sea&Co. SORRENTO - VICTORIA. AUSTRALIA . 6 January 2015. Bangin' The Corners — at Sorrento.

Defender Access: Alcatraz Flyby

Defender Access: Alcatraz Flyby

i love the look people give you when you start talking about foiling gybes...

i love the look people give you when you start talking about foiling gybes...

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