Oracle Team USA's '17' Returns

Oracle Team USA was back on the San Francisco Bay on Feb. 4 with their new AC72. Photos: Guilain GRENIER / ORACLE TEAM USA

"We treated today kind of like we had a new boat, so it was basically a sea trial," said tactician John Kostecki in OTUSA's press release. "With several changes to the boat and a brand new wing, we took everything slow, loaded it up gradually. Everyone was pretty keen to get back out there and it's hard to hold back, but that's the prudent thing to do on your first day." The team has been hard at work to get back on the water since their AC72 capsize on Oct. 16.Guilain GRENIER
17 is back sailing / SFO Feb Testing Session / ORACLE TEAM USA / San Francisco (USA) / 04-02-2013Guilain GRENIER
17 is back sailing / SFO Feb Testing Session / ORACLE TEAM USA / San Francisco (USA) / 04-02-2013Guilain GRENIER
17 is back sailing / SFO Feb Testing Session / ORACLE TEAM USA / San Francisco (USA) / 04-02-2013Guilain GRENIER
17 is back sailing / SFO Feb Testing Session / ORACLE TEAM USA / San Francisco (USA) / 04-02-2013Guilain GRENIER
17 is back sailing / SFO Feb Testing Session / ORACLE TEAM USA / San Francisco (USA) / 04-02-2013Guilain GRENIER
17 is back sailing / SFO Feb Testing Session / ORACLE TEAM USA / San Francisco (USA) / 04-02-2013Guilain GRENIER
Load test / SFO Jan Testing Session / ORACLE TEAM USA / San Francisco (USA) / 02-02-2013Guilain GRENIER
Load test / SFO Jan Testing Session / ORACLE TEAM USA / San Francisco (USA) / 02-02-2013Guilain GRENIER