Sports America's Cup: How Team Oracle flew past the wind to revive yacht racing (+video)

Team Oracle USA won the America's Cup final Wednesday, coming back from a seven-race deficit. The moment is a landmark for a venerable sailing race that is reinventing itself.

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The amazing winner-take-all showdown between the Americans and the Kiwis in America’s Cup 2013 on Wednesday afternoon has become a Cinderella moment not just for sailors crewing boats that now sail way faster than the wind, but also for a TV audience looking for speed and a hint of danger.