Video: Scary moment for Team New Zealand as boat nearly capsizes in America’s Cup 9 years ago

Video: Scary moment for Team New Zealand as boat nearly capsizes in America’s Cup

Some seriously quick thinking and a whole lot of luck was required to stabilise the massive 72-foot long catamaran as it was on the brink of flipping over.

Emirates Team New Zealand and Oracle Team USA have been battling it out for the 34th America’s Cup for the past few days, but there were some pretty exciting scenes in San Francisco bay over the weekend. Take a look…

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The official word from the America’s Cup was that “Emirates Team New Zealand went to tack to starboard but the wing didn't pop through”. This caused the wing to basically act as a wing brake.

It was a close call, but the team will certainly be glad they didn’t flip the 13-story tall beast over into the water, considering the boats cost between $8 million and $10 million each...