See various footage of ORACLE Team USA's AC72 capsize and subsequent rescue
Photos above: Guillain Grenier / ORACLE Team USA
Reports are still coming in as to the extent of the damage to ORACLE Team USA’s ’17’, however there were apparently no serious injuries to the crew.
The 72ft catamaran pitchpoled (read previous report here), and it is believed to have capsized slowly after bearing away and going through the so-called ‘death zone’ as the boat accelerates quickly in the transition from upwind and downwind sailing.
It is expected that the wingsail will be extensively damaged during the tow ashore.
NBC News – live camera above the AC72 tow
Oracle Team USA Media Conference and Newsreel
Rescue efforts: footage taken on the water
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