Oracle Team USA won its seventh consecutive race Tuesday afternoon,
overcoming a daunting deficit to tie up the score in the America's Cup
The Oracle crew sailed to victory twice Tuesday, beating Emirates
Team New Zealand, which had an 8-1 lead over Oracle just last week.
The score is now 8-8, with nine races needed to win the Cup -- so
the team that wins the next race will be the ultimate victor.
The final race
is scheduled for 1:15 p.m. Wednesday.
Oracle, the defending champion, has won 10 races, but the team was
penalized two points before the finals for illegally modifying its boats
during exhibition races in 2012 and earlier this year.
The races were expected to end Saturday, but have continued with
Oracle's comeback and fickle conditions on the water causing repeated delays.