Tipping point?

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We went to watch Race 8 of the America’s Cup final last Saturday and were lucky enough to see one of the most dramatic moments of the final so far – one which turned the race from something very close to a runaway for Oracle Team USA – and nearly ended in disaster for Emirates Team New Zealand.

Here’s my picture of the moment disaster nearly struck

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Emirates Team New Zealand nearly capsized while trying to execute a lee-bow tack in front of Oracle Team USA. They took a penalty but it didn’t matter as Oracle sailed right by them and won the race.

And here’s the moment from the America’s Cup YouTube channel : at 1:00 in the clip or watch the segment in full –