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Oracle Team USA's replacement wing due to arrive in San Francisco today

Tuesday January 8th 2013, Author: James Boyd, Location: United States

Oracle Team USA's new wing sail is scheduled to arrive in San Francisco today.

This wing is the second built by the team and will be used to get the Defender’s first AC72 sailing again, following the capsize of their AC72 Oracle Team USA ‘17’ in October.

The new wing departed from Core Builders Composites in New Zealand on 23 December on board a container ship. After the ship docks in Oakland this morning, the wing will be unloaded onto a truck, transported through the South Bay and back up to the team base at Pier 80 in San Francisco.

Once the wing is unloaded, the team will begin the assembly process followed by testing in the coming weeks. Repairs and reassembly are continuing on Oracle Team USA ‘17’ and the boat is expected to be ready to sail again in early February.

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