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

Photographer

Ezra Shaw

Getty Images

19 September, 2013

Oracle Team USA sails past Alcatraz Island, during 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.

About

Ezra Shaw

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 N...

Technical information

Shutter Speed
1/3158
Focal length
110.0 mm
F-Stop
5.0
ISO
320
Camera
Canon EOS-1D X

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