Over the weekend I was watching the 45's when Coutt's boat did a nose dive into the water. The stern rose up in the air but somehow they were able to turn it on its side, but the crew was hanging on for dear life. It looked like one or two went into the water.
Somehow the mast didn't snap when it hit and they turned it back over after the other boats had cleared. It was racing the next day. Spithill won, Coutts came in second.
It looks like the 72's aren't quite as sturdy.
I vote for Ellsion to take the $8-10 mil he has to spend on another boat and donate it to the SailNetters boat fund.