Louis Vuitton Cup: Close-ups of Emirates Team NZ crash and damage

Louis Vuitton Cup Final - Race 1

Race 1 of the Louis Vuitton Cup Finals were marred by a daggerboard failure on Luna Rossa, and a slamming nose-dive at the top mark by ETNZ, which resulted in two crewman falling overboard.

Neither crewman was injured, and both were picked up immediately by support boats.

Chuck Lantz was shoreside in San Francisco and provided this gallery of images for Sail-World.com

Louis Vuitton Cup Final - Race 1

Louis Vuitton Cup Final - Race 1

Louis Vuitton Cup Final - Race 1

Louis Vuitton Cup Final - Race 1

Louis Vuitton Cup Final - Race 1

Louis Vuitton Cup Final - Race 1

Louis Vuitton Cup Final - Race 1

ETNZ crew checking damage to trampoline and front cross-member - Louis Vuitton Cup Final - Race 1

ETNZ crew - helmet #10 - retrieves expensive bits from the damaged area. - Louis Vuitton Cup Final - Race 1

Area of damage, just under crew with ’S’ on helmet. The area is covered with a thin material not meant to carry crew weight. - Louis Vuitton Cup Final - Race 1

Emirates Team NZ crewman inspects damage beneath forward cross-member. - Louis Vuitton Cup Final - Race 1

Photo shows spider-web braces, which both crew fortunately missed as they fell. - America's Cup
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