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Flip this boat: Team USA preparing for America’s Cup in an unusual manner (video)

Oct 9, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

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Hey Larry Ellison, I think you’re doing it wrong.

Yep, that’s the Oracle Team USA catamaran skippered by James Spithill, and owned by Oracle CEO Ellison, that’s more or less upside down in San Francisco Bay on Saturday. The boat capsized while competing in the America’s Cup World Series. This is the boat that will compete next year in the Louis Vuitton Cup and America’s Cup Finals in San Francisco — if it can stay upright, that is.

 

You see that on Wildest Police Videos all the time — guy going too fast and unable to negotiate the turn. Boom!

 

  1. southernpatriots - Oct 9, 2012 at 2:45 PM

    What they do is not easy, even for the better athletes. There is only so much they can control and if the cross winds come suddenly, well, you see what can happen even to the best teams. Best to all the teams preparing and competing to represent America in 2013 in San Francisco. If the boats are equal, I would expect the U.S. team to win, but the Kiwis have a very swift hydrofoil that can fly.