Monday, February 21, 2011

America's Cup 34- First Capsize!

Earlier this morning, while the Artemis Racing team was out on the AC45, a "freak puff of breeze" says ACRM boat captain Troy Tindill, knocked them over onto the wing. The AC45 prototype is now back at the ACRM (American's Cup Race Management) base after it's fall on Hauraki Gulf in Auckland. 

Thankfully everyone is okay. There doesn't seem to be any structural damage; just some to the vinyl skin and the boat should be back up and on the water in a couple of days.

As my sailing coach used to say, if you're not capsizing every once in awhile, you're not trying hard enough. 

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