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America's Cup: AC45 capsizes in Hauraki Gulf + Video

'The AC45 sailing in early February'    © Richard Gladwell    Click Here to view large photo

The prototype AC45 capsized on the Hauraki Gulf this afternoon, sustaining serious damage to her wingsail, however the platform would appear to be undamaged and there were no injuries to the crew save for wounded pride.

The incident happened off Murray’s Bay on Auckland’s North Shore. Winds at the time were around 20kts and the AC45 had been sailing at speeds of up to 28.5kts.

Part of the undamaged wingsail in the Viaduct Harbour base - the skin has been removed -  Ivor Wilkins-www.americascup.com©?nid=80502  

The damaged section of the wingsail after the AC45 was recovered -  Ivor Wilkins-www.americascup.com©?nid=80502  
According to America’s Cup Regatta Management spokeman, Troy Tindall, who was on the water at the time of the incident, the crew had stopped sailing to make an adjustment to the wingsail, and were caught in a stalled position.

The 45ft catamaran was caught in a wind gust, at an awkward angle with little steerage and she capsized.

She was towed back to Auckland Viaduct Harbour by tender and hauled from the water.

Damage to the platform (hulls and trampoline) is negligible and at worst very minor. The damage to the wingsail appears to be quite substantial.

Several of the frames are broken at the top of the wingsail in the front of the two elements.

When Sail-World arrived at the Viaduct Harbour, the building teams had arrived from Oracle Racing’s factory in Warkworth, and the wingsail already had its outer skin stripped to reveal the frame damage.

The lower part of the wingsail would appear to be undamaged.

ACRM would not allow photography of the wingsail except by their official photographer.

ACRM’s Regatta Director, Iain Murray told Sail-World that they expected the damage to be repaired by Friday. In a normal racing situation the shore crew would have a replacement wingsail and this would be fitted to enable the America’s Cup yachts to sail again the next race day.

In this situation while there are two other wingsails in advanced stages of construction it will be quicker to repair the damaged wingsail, rather than push the other two through to a rapid more completion.

Artemis Racing are intending to assist with the repair to the wingsail, this week instead of having a training session.

Below are interviews with Boat Captain, Tro Tindall, ACRM Regatta Director Iain Murray and the TV news coverage in Auckland.








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