America's Cup champ assessing damage after capsize

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Posted: Oct 17, 2012 4:55 PM
America's Cup champ assessing damage after capsize
America's Cup champion Oracle Racing is assessing the damage to its 72-foot catamaran that capsized on San Francisco Bay and was swept by a strong current more than four miles past the Golden Gate Bridge.Syndicate spokeswoman Lisa Ramsperger says the catamaran was upside down when it was towed back to the team base on Pier 80, arriving early Wednesday.While some of the crew members were thrown into the water Tuesday afternoon, there were no serious injuries.The 131-foot wing sail was destroyed and the bowsprit was torn off the multimillion-dollar craft.Grinder Jono MacBeth says that when it became evident the boat was going to flip end-over-end, skipper Jimmy Spithill yelled out, "Make sure you have an eye on your mates."