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America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ capsizes in San Francisco

'Emirates Team NZ capsized in San Francisco - Official Practice - America’s Cup World Series'       Click Here to view large photo

Emirates Team NZ has capsized in San Francisco during a Practice Session ahead of the start of the America's Cup World Series.

Luna Rossa in dive mode - San Francisco - Official Practice - America’s Cup World Series -     Click Here to view large photo
The incident is the fourth capsize from teams ahead of the regatta, which is the first real test of racing high powered wingsailed catamarans in the venue for the 34th America's Cup.

The New Zealand team was the second team to capsize today during the Official Practice. They were joined in their plight by China Team skippered by New Zealand match racing skipper, Phil Robertson.

Reports in the social media claimed that the damage to Emirates Team NZ was restricted to the top of the wingsail and that damage was minimal. That view seems to be confirmed by aerial images released by America's Cup.com

No statement has yet been released by the New Zealand team some four hours after the incident.

Earlier in his blog Dean Barker, skipper of Emirates Team NZ commented:

'The boats love to put their bow into the wave in front downwind and with this you get a sudden deceleration and the boat loads up. This is where the fun begins as you hope there is enough buoyancy in the bow to recover before the boat loads up more and continues into a pitch pole. The harder you push generally the safer you are so you are constantly reminding yourself not to back off. It really is a different form of sailing!'

More news and photos as they come to hand.

America’s Cup World Series San Francisco 2012 August, Official Training, earlier today -  Gilles Martin-Raget: AmericasCup©   Click Here to view large photo

Artemis Racing- San Francisco - Official Practice - America’s Cup World Series -     Click Here to view large photo

Emirates Team NZ capsized in San Francisco -     Click Here to view large photo

Emirates Team NZ is righted after her capsize in San Francisco - Official Practice - America’s Cup World Series -     Click Here to view large photo

Emirates Team NZ is righted after her capsize in San Francisco - Official Practice - America’s Cup World Series -     Click Here to view large photo

Emirates Team NZ righting - Practice day, August 21st 2012, AC45 World Series San Francisco. -  Sander van der Borch_- Artemis Racing ©   Click Here to view large photo

Emirates Team NZ righting - Practice day, August 21st 2012, AC45 World Series San Francisco. -  Sander van der Borch_- Artemis Racing ©   Click Here to view large photo

China Team was the second competitor to capsize - San Francisco - Official Practice - America’s Cup World Series -     Click Here to view large photo

San Francisco - Official Practice - America’s Cup World Series -     Click Here to view large photo

San Francisco - Official Practice - America’s Cup World Series -     Click Here to view large photo


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