|Wings of Oracle - Admiral's Cup 1991 (photo Farr Yacht Design Facebook page)|
|Wings of Oracle in fresh conditions during the 1991 Admiral's Cup|
|Wings of Oracle leads Bravura (left) and Unibank (right) during the 1991 Admiral's Cup|
|The ex-Turkish Delight being used for training for the Oracle sailing team|
Oracle were, however, told that the lack of experience within RAFSA would let the campaign down, and the saga around the boat's performance preoccupied the British press for many months. When she under-performed in the Two Ton Cup, with questionable tactics on the race course, there was a call for significant changes to the afterguard. Eventually, and just three weeks before the Admiral's Cup, the original skipper (a Flight Lieutenant) was replaced by Stuart Childerley, then a 24-year old Finn sailor.
|Wings of Oracle during one of the Christchurch Bay inshore races, sitting to leeward of two 50-footers - Italy's Mandrake (I-11933) and team-mate Juno V (K-505)|
|Wings of Oracle (photo Farr Yacht Design Facebook page)|
|Wings of Oracle sails back to Cowes Marina following one of the inshore races during the 1991 Admiral's Cup (photo Shockwave40 blog)|