Raleigh Group's Lawsuit Aimed at America's Cup Bid
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A small group headquartered here has launched a long-shot legal bid against one of the world's richest men - Oracle CEO Larry Ellison - for the right to challenge him to become the defender of the America's Cup.→ VIEW ARTICLE
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Black fishermen, traders, captains, and crews have a lengthy record in transatlantic maritime history. From the earliest seafaring peoples of Africa to American whalers, they have harvested the fruits of both coastal and deep waters. They also manned ships as members of the Union Army during the Civil War and rose through the ranks of the United States Navy during World War II. This tradition continues today as black mariners aspire to the pinnacle of sport sailing, the conquest of The America’s Cup.