QUOTABLE: Danger spawns Cup survival gear

Published on July 24th, 2013

“Any preconceived ideas about sailors, definitely America’s Cup sailors, need to go out the window now. It’s a combination between sort of a motocross rider and an NFL linebacker. You’re wearing impact protection; you’ve got spare air, knives, helmet, communication system. All the guys have been trained in underwater safety. It’s serious business now. It can go wrong out there, and if it does, we’ve seen what can happen. You don’t take it lightly.” – Jimmy Spithill, Oracle Team USA skipper

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