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.”

Video: America’s Cup Catamaran Capsizes 14 June,2011Jon Brooks


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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