The U-16 Miss Elam blew over during his second lap of testing for the Gold Cup on the Detroit River.
Driver J.W. Myers escaped the boat under his own power and waved to the crowd. The dramatic blow-over occured at full speed entering Roostertail Turn near the Detroit Yacht Club, and rivaled the storied early 1980s Pay-n-Pak double flip in the Tri-Cities.
The U-16 broke in half as a result of the high-flying flip and impact on the river.