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Yanmar supported Oracle Team USA wins its 7th victory of the series in the America’s Cup World Series Fukuoka Race winning 2nd place overall

November 20, 2016
Yanmar Co., Ltd.

<The team receiving the 3rd place award in the Fukuoka Race>

Oracle Team USA, for which Yanmar Co., Ltd. serves as a technical partner, won 3rd place in the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series Fukuoka held from November 19 (Sat.) to 20 (Sun.) offshore of Jigyohama, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture.

The America's Cup is a yacht race where teams of cutting edge racing boats crewed by the best sailors in the world compete for the "America's Cup", the oldest, continually in use international sports championship trophy in the world. The World Series Fukuoka was a close battle, with Oracle Team USA acquiring 70 points and placing 3rd in the results. This places the team 2nd overall with 493 points total for the entire 9 races of the World Series that have been carried out in various countries all over the world. The team will aim for its 3rd championship in the final of the 35th America's Cup in the British Territory of Bermuda in June 2017.

For this World Series, Yanmar supported Oracle Team USA as they make their bid for the championship to be held in Bermuda, with Yanmar providing 8LV diesel engines and ZT drive systems for the chase boats which play an important support role traveling side-by-side with the race boats.

Comments from Oracle Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill

Fukuoka has been a wonderful venue for the competition, with large numbers of children and other fans cheering us on, and I hope we can come back and race here again someday. We now want to put all of our effort into preparing for the Bermuda race that we have to win, with Yanmar as our technical partner working together with the team engineers and designers towards ensuring our victory in the final.

<About Yanmar>

With beginnings in Osaka, Japan in 1912, Yanmar was the first ever to succeed in making a compact diesel engine of a practical size in 1933. Moving on, with industrial diesel engines as the cornerstone of the enterprise, Yanmar has continued to expand its product range, services, and expertise to deliver total solutions as an industrial equipment manufacturer. As a provider of small and large engines, agricultural machinerys and facilities, construction equipment, energy systems, marine, machine tools, and components — Yanmar’s global business operations span seven domains.
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