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America's Cup Finale Follows Dramatic Capsize

America's Cup racing has never been this close to shore, which means watchers have never been this close to the action.



    Sunday is the final day of racing at America’s Cup World Series San Francisco.

    The races will be broadcast live on NBC Bay Area starting at 1:30 p.m.

    Saturday there was some high drama on the high seas.  Oracle Team USA Spithill capsized at the first turn sending team-members scampering to cling to the boat which ended up on its side.

    Luckily noone was hurt, but the incident forced them out of that particular race.

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     “It was a bit of an eventful day for us, with the swim in the first race,” said Skipper Jimmy Spithill. “I was really proud of the lads and our shore crew, our support team. They righted the boat and we got back into second race and got a second place. I’m very impressed with the team.”

    Spithill and crew later won the Match Racing Championship part of the event and celebrated with a champagne shower.

    J.P. Morgan Bar heads into the final with the lead in the overall standings, according to America's Cup. Skipper Ben Ainslie and crew have all top-four finishes.

    The Coast Guard estimated that 1,000 vessels watched the race on the Bay and tens of thousands more watched from the shore.

    Below is raw video of the capsize: