Inside the America's Cup World Series Finals

We go behind the scenes and on the water at the 2011–12 America’s Cup World Series Finals in Newport, Rhode Island.

Courtesy ACEA 2012 / Photo Gilles Martin-Raget
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The Teams

Eight race crews made up of former America’s Cup winners, Olympic medalists, round-the-world record holders and world champions in a variety of classes made up the teams that competed in Narragansett Bay’s East Passage on a course that ran between Fort Adams in Newport to Jamestown, Rhode Island. The teams that competed were Oracle Team USA-Spithill; Oracle Team USA-Coutts; Energy Team representing France; Luna Rossa-Piranha and Luna Rossa-Swordfish of Palermo, Italy; Artemis Racing representing Sweden; Team Korea; and Emirates Team New Zealand.