” Thousands of spectators gathered on the shores of San Francisco Bay early Wednesday, where they scrambled for vantage points to watch Oracle Team USA capture the America’s Cup in one of the greatest comebacks in sports history.
The winner-take-all race against challenger Emirates Team New Zealand sent roars of jubilation among the race crowd after Team USA captured sailing’s most prestigious and best known race.
“You couldn’t have written a better comeback story,” says Jason Deitch, 44, from nearby Mill Valley, Calif., who cheered from shore on Marina Green. The social media consultant predicts a big impact from Oracle’s huge win.
“I think we are seeing the emergence of a new sport for Americans to cheer about,” he says. “It’s technology meets tradition. There will be a lot more commercial interest, too.’‘ “