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sinking?

sinking?


Update: apparently the boat has not sunk, but is being towed back to shore. Jump in here for the latest

From the local ABC affiliate: An Oracle Team USA boat is sinking outside San Francisco Bay after capsizing earlier in the afternoon and drifting out past the Golden Gate Bridge. None of the 11 crew members were injured when the 72-foot boat flipped over during a training run. Several crew members remained in the water trying to salvage parts of the boat, but it eventually broke up in current.

So how exactly are these AC 72’s not going to capsize like this with some degree of regularity? We have long thought that this AC might be one in which nobody finishes and now it is easy to see that as a real possibility. The AC has a potential disaster on it’s hands and it’ll be interesting to see what they do when it is blowing like this on race day….