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Sign of the apocalypse? America's Cup yachtsmen now wear helmets
Skipper Jimmy Spithill and his mates aboard Oracle Team USA are on the brink of finishing one of the greatest comebacks in sports history. An America's Cup that had the look of an embarrassing loss comes down to a winner-take-all race Wednesday. And the Yachtsmen will do it wearing helmets.
The crew on Oracle Team USA celebrates after crossing the finish line during the 18th race of the America's Cup sailing event against Emirates Team New Zealand, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, in San Francisco. Oracle Team USA won races 17 and 18 to pull even with Emirates Team New Zealand. At left is skipper Jimmy Spithill. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
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