Oracle Team USA have completed a stunning comeback to claim the 34th America's Cup after defeating Team New Zealand in the deciding contest on San Francisco Bay.
Oracle were behind at the the first two marks but superior boat speed on the third leg upwind allowed them to overhaul the challengers to lead by 26 seconds rounding the third mark.
They were never in danger of being headed over the closing two legs and held on to win by 44s and take the best-of-17 final 9-8.
The defenders had been 8-1 down in the contest but then reeled off seven straight wins to tie the score at 8-8 leading to Wednesday's winner-take-all race to see who would lift sailing's biggest prize.
They had to win 11 races on the water to lift the trophy after being handed a two-point penalty they copped before the regatta for illegal modifications during the 2012 lead-up competitions.