America's Cup: Team Oracle USA flies on foils

Oracle Team USA - Foiling - October 2012

US Defender, Oracle Team USA completed seven days on the water today. Here's a gallery of images from team photographer Gullian Grenier taken over the past few days on San Francisco Bay.

While Oracle has been noted for the amount of platform twist, and discussions as to whether this is good or bad, planned or unplanned, controlled or uncontrolled, these images show that while she does adopt some fairly unusual flight modes - she is capable of untwisted foiling,

AC72 Sail 4 / Foiling / ORACLE TEAM USA / San Francisco (USA) / 01-10-12 - Oracle Team USA - Foiling - October 2012

AC72 Sail 4 / Foiling / ORACLE TEAM USA / San Francisco (USA) / 01-10-12 - Oracle Team USA - Foiling - October 2012

AC72 Sail 4 / Foiling / ORACLE TEAM USA / San Francisco (USA) / 01-10-12 - Oracle Team USA - Foiling - October 2012

AC72 Sail 4 / Foiling / ORACLE TEAM USA / San Francisco (USA) / 01-10-12 - Oracle Team USA - Foiling - October 2012

AC72 Sail 4 / Foiling / ORACLE TEAM USA / San Francisco (USA) / 01-10-12 - Oracle Team USA - Foiling - October 2012

AC72 Sail 4 / Foiling / ORACLE TEAM USA / San Francisco (USA) / 01-10-12 - Oracle Team USA - Foiling - October 2012

AC72 Sail 4 / Foiling / ORACLE TEAM USA / San Francisco (USA) / 01-10-12 - Oracle Team USA - Foiling - October 2012