The America's Cup: From Land, Sea & Air

15 September 2013

Im September wurde der 34. America’s Cup in der San Francisco Bay abgehalten. Das Oracle Team USA musste seinen Titel gegen die Herausforderer des Emirates Team New Zealand verteidigen. Ein Team muss insgesamt neun Regatten gewinnen, um den Cup für sich zu entscheiden. Am elften Tag des Wettbewerbs führte Team New Zealand mit seinem Skipper Dean Barker 8:1. Das Oracle Team mit Skipper James Spithill legte eine spektakuläre Aufholjagd hin, gewann nacheinander acht Regatten, schlug die Neuseeländer und behielt den Cup.

San Francisco, USA

Oracle Team USA leads Emirates Team New Zealand at the start of the tenth race of the America’s Cup

 

The 34th America’s Cup was held in San Francisco Bay in September. Oracle Team USA had to defend their title against challengers Emirates Team New Zealand. A team needs to win a total of nine races to secure the cup. By the eleventh day of the contest, the New Zealand team, skippered by Dean Barker, led 8-1. Skippered by James Spithill, Oracle Team then staged an extraordinary comeback, winning eight races in a row to beat the New Zealanders and retain the cup.

De 34ste America’s Cup werd gehouden in San Francisco Bay, in september. Oracle Team USA verdedigde zijn titel tegen uitdager Emirates Team New Zealand. Om de cup te winnen moet een team in totaal negen races op zijn naam schrijven. Op de elfde dag leidde het Nieuw-Zeelandse team onder leiding van Dean Barker met 8–1. Onder leiding van James Spithill maakte Oracle Team een spectaculaire comeback. Ze wonnen acht races achter elkaar van de Nieuw-Zeelanders en behielden uiteindelijk de cup.

Location

San Francisco, United States

Technical information

Shutter speed: 1/2048
ISO: 500
F-Stop: 9.0
Focal Length: 200.0 mm
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X

Ezra Shaw
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Ezra Shaw has been working for Getty Images as staff photographer for more than 15 years. He began his career assisting many Sports Illustrated photographers in both London and New York City. After settling down in New York City, Shaw spent nearly 10 years traveling the world with New York City as his base before relocating to Sydney, Australia, in 2006 to experience what life “down under” had to offer. After spending nearly three years in Australia, Shaw relocated to Marin County in northern California.
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