America's Cup 2013: Just another day out of the office for Oracle's Larry Ellison

Oracle Team USA vs. Emirates Team New Zealand in San Francisco Bay

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Billionaire Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has orchestrated the techiest and most viewer-friendly America’s Cup event to date in San Francisco Bay, as his defending champion crew faces off vs. the Emirates Team New Zealand. Ellison, who spent an estimated $100 million on the American effort, has kept a low profile during the actual racing. Here’s a look at the sleek 72-foot-long catamarans in action. Get race results here.

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Larry Ellison is listed as Oracle Team USA’s afterguard, which is among the decision-making positions on the team. Ellison is also shown here in 2010 with skipper James Spithill after winning the 2010 cup.

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Oracle Team USA takes the lead over Emirates Team New Zealand at the first mark during Race 12 of the 34th America's Cup yacht sailing race in San Francisco on Sept. 19.

 

 

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Oracle Team USA rounds the first mark against Emirates Team New Zealand during Race 4

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Helicopters fly above Emirates Team New Zealand and Oracle Team USA before Race 12.

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Emirates Team New Zealand and Oracle Team USA sail near a container ship during Race 12.

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Oracle Team USA and Emirates Team New Zealand sail near Alcatraz Island during Race 8.

 

 

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An Oracle Team USA fan carries a U.S. flag before Race 11.