The spectacle of these high-performance, cutting-edge yachts flying around the waters of Bermuda will no doubt be compelling viewing in the challenge for the Auld Mug
Sensational racing set to a backdrop of Oman's stunning coastline rounded off the inaugural Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series Oman as Sir Ben Ainslie's Land Rover BAR team snatched victory and held aloft the coveted Auld Mug
With one last spectacular push in a winner-take-all finale Wednesday, the United States managed to hang onto the Auld Mug
in closing out the longest, fastest and, by far, wildest America's Cup with one of the greatest comebacks in sports.
The 2013 America's Cup Final is now on its 14th day of racing and surprisingly the Auld Mug
is still up for grabs.
A week ago, sport's oldest trophy, known as the Auld Mug
, looked destined to return to New Zealand as the challenger, skippered by Dean Barker, sprinted to an 8-1 lead, but Oracle's return has New Zealand fans starting to think the unthinkable.
That should suit the Swiss side perfectly, but the Kiwi outsiders, who are 7-4 to win today, are not giving up just yet as they look to grab the Auld Mug
America's Cup defender Alinghi pounced on a sudden wind shift Saturday to secure a come-from-behind victory and take a 4-2 lead in the first-to-five series for the Auld Mug
, the oldest trophy in international sport.
Whether we are sufficiently committed to contest the Auld Mug
at the next opportunity should be tested first with a subscription offer to the public and commitment from corporate sponsors.
Switzerland-based Alinghi, the first team to return the Auld Mug
trophy to Europe in 152 years, is defending its title against ETNZ, which has competed for the America's Cup four times (winning twice) since 1987.
The four-time Olympic champion set up his own team in 2012 and has since joined forces with the car manufacturer in an attempt to finally bring the Auld Mug
back to Britain.
Either Oracle will finish one of the greatest comebacks in sports history or Team New Zealand, marooned on match point for the past week, will get the win it needs to claim the Auld Mug
for the second time in 18 years and ease the nerves of the 4.
America's Cup Live Streaming - The 34th edition of sailing's greatest racing event continues to give fans thrills heading into the 13th day with Oracle Team USA attempting to pull off the biggest comeback in history while Emirates Team New Zealand setting their sight at Auld Mug
after blowing an 8-1 lead.