Something tells me the America’s Cup is trying to broaden its demographic appeal with the posting of this video pretty much celebrating the capsizing of an Oracle-team practice catamaran on the Bay yesterday.

You know what they say: People only watch sailing for the crashes anyway…

KGO also has a video report on yesterday’s event. Oracle Racing CEO Russsell Couts, talking about plans to build a large TV audience, says the America’s Cup is “like NASCAR on steroids on the water.”


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is an online editor and writer for KQED's daily news blog, News Fix.  He also writes about film for KQED Arts.

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