When did sailors start wearing helmets?
If you haven't been watching the America's Cup – and odds are you haven't – then you've missed the transformation of a stodgy old race into an X Game.
Yes, the America's Cup – which was won by Team Oracle on Wednesday in dramatic fashion– has become an extreme sport, complete with breakneck speeds (on water anyway), whip-fast turns and danger, so much so that one sailor has already died.
These are the lengths to which the sport has gone to in order to attract an audience that, for the most part, isn't there.
Because really, where's the excitement inRead More »from How the America’s Cup pushed sailing into dangerous uncharted waters