After one of the biggest comebacks in sports history, Oracle Team USA will be defending its title and fighting for its 8th consecutive win in today’s America’s Cup final race in San Francisco Bay at 1:00 p.m. PST. Trailing in the races 8-1, Oracle Team USA has tied the competition to 8-8 in just the last week – an amazing and dramatic feat in a tough sport.
Fighting all the way with Oracle Team USA has been Sausalito-based Fred Water, who has supplied the team with water from training through today’s finale. Oracle Team USA selected Fred Water because it is a local company serving water from right here in the United States, and its eco motto "Refill and Respect," is a cornerstone of this exciting partnership
Today’s 19th and final race is set to be an exciting end to an event that has spanned the summer of 2013 in San Francisco. Oracle Team USA continues to take the AC72 catamaran to performance levels that defy gravity itself. When hitting the right speed of more than 20 knots, the boat pops out of the water and sails on its foils, helping the boat literally cut through the waves, hitting speeds of more than 40 knots (46 mph).
No matter the outcome of today’s race, Fred Water has been a proud contributor to one of the greatest sports and highest sought-after trophies in the world.