Come Chat With America's Cup-Winning Skipper Jimmy Spithill

We're joined in the office by Oracle Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill, who led a historic comeback from seven races down to win the America's Cup. He'll be in the comments below, so ask him anything about boats, boating, being an Australian representing a "Team USA" and other boat-related questions. » 10/02/13 1:00pm 10/02/13 1:00pm

Larry Ellison Wags His Cock At San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO—Larry's cock is 13 stories high, which is odd because most buildings don't have 13 stories because it's bad luck, but Larry doesn't have to worry about bad luck, because he is the fifth-richest man in the world. He's so rich and so weird that people write more about how rich and weird he is than about… » 9/27/13 3:20pm 9/27/13 3:20pm

Sad Kiwis Are Sad After America Boated Past New Zealand Boats

This is what it looks like when your hobbit-proportioned island nation — which on its best days is still little more than a sheep-infested birthmark on Earth's backside — coughs up the mother of all leads and lets the U ! S ! A ! roar from behind to claim America's Cup, and wouldn't you know it, on New Zealand's… » 9/25/13 9:25pm 9/25/13 9:25pm

America* Wins At Boats

Oracle Team USA, which counts more New Zealanders than Americans among its crew, just beat Emirates Team New Zealand in the 19th and deciding Boat Race To End All Boat Races. » 9/25/13 5:17pm 9/25/13 5:17pm

What's The Deal With The America's Cup? An Explainer

Don't be ashamed if the America's Cup, just hours away from completion, is only now popping up on your radar. This has been the longest, strangest, most controversial edition in the event's 162-year history. Here are answers to your most pressing questions so you can watch the final race like a pro. » 9/25/13 2:33pm 9/25/13 2:33pm

Dickhead Larry Ellison Skips Work to Watch Sailboat Race

When you're one of the richest men in the world and supreme software asshole non plus ultra, flaking out on a 60,000 person conference to watch your yacht team instead is totally cool. » 9/25/13 11:48am 9/25/13 11:48am

Larry Ellison Is a Billionaire Sailboat Cheater

Oracle founder and island owner Larry Ellison had a vision for yacht racing: it would be a sport so insane and magnificent, only the kings who ruled other kings could afford to participate. But in his pursuit of perfection, The Wind God went too far—his America's Cup racing team just got penalized for cheating. » 9/04/13 2:23pm 9/04/13 2:23pm

Silicon Folly: How To Make an "Extreme" Sailboat Race Dull and Deadly

It was going to be the greatest outdoor sports spectacle in history: weird giant sailboats racing against each other in the grand natural amphitheater of the San Francisco Bay all summer long, with hundreds of thousands of happy spectators watching from the Bay's 400 miles of shoreline. At least that was the idea when… » 8/19/13 1:05pm 8/19/13 1:05pm

America's Top Sailing Team Capsizes, Destroys Their $10 Million Boat

Oracle Team USA, America's premier sailing team and one that's bankrolled by billionaire Larry Ellison, is the odds-on favorite to win the America's Cup title next September, but the crew hit a little snag Tuesday when their souped-up, super-expensive AC72 boat capsized in San Francisco Bay during a practice run.… » 10/17/12 11:18pm 10/17/12 11:18pm

Michael Johnson Fell Off A Boat During An America's Cup Series Race

So we've written before about how the powers organizing the America's Cup have turned it into NASCAR at sea. (Our old pal Katie Baker wrote more about this on Friday.) » 8/27/12 3:40pm 8/27/12 3:40pm

NASCAR At Sea: How The America's Cup Evolved, And Why It's Good For The…

There's no more basketball or hockey on television this weekend. Football's weeks away. There's baseball, if that's your thing, but we're not even at the all-star break. So the weekend will be all about the global sports: soccer, various Olympic trials, and... sailing? Yes, the America's Cup World Series—a new event… » 6/29/12 6:35pm 6/29/12 6:35pm

Hungover? Watching Brett Favre Dance To A Vanilla Ice Song Should Help

Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and internets to bring you everything you need to know to start your day. » 1/01/11 9:45am 1/01/11 9:45am

Last Night's Winner: Rich Guys

In sports, everyone is a winner—some people just win better than others. Like the under-appreciated billionaires who brought America's Cup back where it belongs: A snooty American yacht club. » 2/16/10 9:45am 2/16/10 9:45am

Italy Is Gaining On Us? Inconceivable!

One thing we know about yacht racing: When you change your dock-out song and still lose, it was not meant to be. For the first time in 24 years, there will be no U.S. team in the Louis Vuitton Cup final. Luna Rossa of Italy beat the Americans to clinch the best-of-nine semifinals, 5-1. Yes, we have been defeated by… » 5/21/07 4:30pm 5/21/07 4:30pm

Hey Everyone! Let's Go Sailing!

America's Cup season is here, so why aren't youngsters crowding the docks for autographs and affixing posters of Oracle CEO Larry Ellison on their walls? We have no idea. Jut take a look at Tuesday's Louis Vuitton Cup semifinal series action from Spain: » 5/16/07 5:00pm 5/16/07 5:00pm