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111th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. RES. 424


Congratulating the BMW ORACLE Racing team for winning the thirty-third America's Cup.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 25, 2010

Mrs. Feinstein (for herself and Mrs. Boxer) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


RESOLUTION

Congratulating the BMW ORACLE Racing team for winning the thirty-third America's Cup.

    Whereas the America's Cup is the oldest active trophy in international sports;

    Whereas the United States was represented in the thirty-third America's Cup by BMW ORACLE Racing;

    Whereas the team was led by the owner, founder, and chief executive officer of Oracle Corporation, Larry Ellison, the chief executive officer of the team, Russell Coutts, and the skipper of the team, James Spithill;

    Whereas BMW ORACLE Racing represents the Golden Gate Yacht Club located in San Francisco, California;

    Whereas the boat of the BMW ORACLE Racing team, USA, is the largest and most technologically advanced boat to ever race for the America's Cup;

    Whereas USA was sourced and built entirely in the United States;

    Whereas, on February 12, 2010, the BMW ORACLE Racing team won the first of the America's Cup races with a 15 minutes, 28 seconds lead over the Swiss Defender, Alinghi;

    Whereas, on February 14, 2010, the BMW ORACLE Racing team captured the thirty-third America's Cup with a 5 minute, 26 second victory over the Swiss Defender, Alinghi, clinching the best of the series with a second victory; and

    Whereas BMW ORACLE Racing has represented the United States with high standards, technological prowess, and great skill: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Senate—

(1) congratulates the entire BMW ORACLE Racing team for winning the thirty-third America's Cup; and

(2) recognizes the BMW ORACLE Racing team, and specifically the founder and owner Larry Ellison, for the technological accomplishments of the team in the international sport of sailing.