Riding the waves

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Oracle Team USA Spithill competes in a fleet race during the America's Cup World Series in San Francisco, California. Teams are racing on an AC45 boat, which is the forerunner to the AC72 that teams will race next year in the Louis Vuitton Cup and America's Cup Finals in San Francisco. AFP/Ezra Shaw

Oracle Team USA Spithill competes in a fleet race during the America's Cup World Series in San Francisco, California. Teams are racing on an AC45 boat, which is the forerunner to the AC72 that teams will race next year in the Louis Vuitton Cup and America's Cup Finals in San Francisco. AFP/Ezra Shaw

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Team Luna Rossa Swordfish competes in a fleet race during the America's Cup World Series in San Francisco, California. Teams are racing on an AC45 boat, which is the forerunner to the AC72 that teams will race next year in the Louis Vuitton Cup and America's Cup Finals in San Francisco. AFP/Ezra Shaw

Team Luna Rossa Swordfish competes in a fleet race during the America's Cup World Series in San Francisco, California. Teams are racing on an AC45 boat, which is the forerunner to the AC72 that teams will race next year in the Louis Vuitton Cup and America's Cup Finals in San Francisco. AFP/Ezra Shaw

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Teams compete in a fleet race during the America's Cup World Series in San Francisco, California. AFP/Ezra Shaw

Teams compete in a fleet race during the America's Cup World Series in San Francisco, California. AFP/Ezra Shaw

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Teams compete in a fleet race during the America's Cup World Series in San Francisco, California. AFP/Ezra Shaw

Teams compete in a fleet race during the America's Cup World Series in San Francisco, California. AFP/Ezra Shaw

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JP Morgan Ben Ainslie Racing Team competes in a fleet race during the America's Cup World Series in San Francisco, California. AFP/Ezra Shaw

JP Morgan Ben Ainslie Racing Team competes in a fleet race during the America's Cup World Series in San Francisco, California. AFP/Ezra Shaw

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Oracle Team USA Coutts competes in a fleet race during the America's Cup World Series in San Francisco, California. Teams are racing on an AC45 boat, which is the forerunner to the AC72 that teams will race next year in the Louis Vuitton Cup and America's Cup Finals in San Francisco. AFP/Ezra Shaw

Oracle Team USA Coutts competes in a fleet race during the America's Cup World Series in San Francisco, California. Teams are racing on an AC45 boat, which is the forerunner to the AC72 that teams will race next year in the Louis Vuitton Cup and America's Cup Finals in San Francisco. AFP/Ezra Shaw

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Teams compete in a fleet race during the America's Cup World Series in San Francisco, California. AFP/Ezra Shaw

Teams compete in a fleet race during the America's Cup World Series in San Francisco, California. AFP/Ezra Shaw

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Teams compete in a fleet race during the America's Cup World Series in San Francisco, California. AFP/Ezra Shaw

Teams compete in a fleet race during the America's Cup World Series in San Francisco, California. AFP/Ezra Shaw

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Oracle Team USA Spithill crosses the finish line to win the second of two fleet races with Alcatraz Island in the background at the America's Cup World Series sailing event in San Francisco. AP/Eric Risberg

Oracle Team USA Spithill crosses the finish line to win the second of two fleet races with Alcatraz Island in the background at the America's Cup World Series sailing event in San Francisco. AP/Eric Risberg

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Spectators on a jetty watch the second of two fleet races at the America's Cup World Series sailing event in San Francisco. AP/Eric Risberg

Spectators on a jetty watch the second of two fleet races at the America's Cup World Series sailing event in San Francisco. AP/Eric Risberg

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Artemis Team White of Sweden races against Team Korea with the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in the background during their quarterfinal match race of the America's Cup World Series sailing event in San Francisco. Artemis Team White won their race. AP/Eric Risberg

Artemis Team White of Sweden races against Team Korea with the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in the background during their quarterfinal match race of the America's Cup World Series sailing event in San Francisco. Artemis Team White won their race. AP/Eric Risberg

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The crew aboard Emirates Team New Zealand races against the Energy Team of France during their quarterfinal match race of the America's Cup World Series sailing event in San Francisco. Emirates Team New Zealand won their race. AP/Eric Risberg

The crew aboard Emirates Team New Zealand races against the Energy Team of France during their quarterfinal match race of the America's Cup World Series sailing event in San Francisco. Emirates Team New Zealand won their race. AP/Eric Risberg

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