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America's Cup Returns to Newport

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Root for the Home Team
Oracle Yacht America's Cup Newport
© 2012 Kim Knox Beckius
My guess is that most of the crowd at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island, will be cheering for the home team: ORACLE TEAM USA. Oracle Corporation CEO and co-founder Larry Ellison, who has a passion for yachting, owns a home in Newport: He bought the Astors' Beechwood Mansion in 2010 for $10.5 million. The third richest American won't be on his team's crew this year, though, as he was in 2010 when Oracle won the America's Cup for the U.S. Yachting has become an adrenaline-infused, young man's sport.

Tip: Ellison divorced his fourth wife in 2010... so... ladies... this may be your once-in-a-lifetime chance to bump into an eligible billionaire!

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