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America’s Cup Winner, John Kostecki Prepares to Defend Title in San Francisco Bay

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Professional sailor and America’s Cup winner John Kostecki has been a force in his sport for the past thirty years. Raised near Marin and a master of the tricky San Francisco Bay waters, Kostecki is a former Olympic sailor who captured a silver medal in the Soiling Class at the 1988 Games in South Korea. A former Rolex Yachtsman of the Year, Kostecki was part of the crew aboard Oracle that defeated the Swiss boat Alinghi to recapture the America’s Cup in 2008. The victory marked the first time the oldest trophy in American history has returned to these shores in 15 years. Kostecki is currently the Tactician for Team USA Oracle, as this country prepares to defend the America’s Cup in San Francisco Bay.