BMW Oracle Racing has been unceremoniously bounced from the LV Cup by the Italian Luna Rossa team. Luna Rossa won the semi-final series 4-1 but it wasn’t even that close. The 1 victory by BMW Oracle was a bit of a lucky break and until then Luna Rossa had won every start and lead at every mark.
BMW Oracle is the challenger of record and had been the favourite to win the LV Cup this entire round. To be beaten so soundly in the semi-final is certainly a disaster, team principal Chris Dicksen has already resigned and left.
Larry Ellison has said they will be back in 4 years or so for the next AC.