sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : America's Cup: Green Comm Racing capsizes in 20kts at Plymouth + Video

America's Cup: Green Comm Racing capsizes in 20kts at Plymouth + Video

'Plymouth (UK) - 34th America’s Cup - AC World Series - Plymouth 2011 - Monday Training'    ACEA - Photo Gilles Martin-Raget ©    Click Here to view large photo

After Oracle Racing crews, Artemis Racing, Emirates Team New Zealand and Team Korea, Green Comm Racing became the latest member of the 'AC45 capsize club'.

There were no crew injuries and the damage to the top of the wing is only minor. Green Comm Racing's AC45 yacht is expected to be fully repaired by Tuesday afternoon.

As Vasilij Zbogar, helmsman, stated, 'this incident didn't come as a surprise. Conditions were fresh with a southwesterly breeze between 20 and 25 knots, gusting at 30 knots, and we were pushing the boat to her limits throughout the day.

We had a very intense training session and we were constantly on the edge. At some stage we were sailing upwind with the wing completely released as we were pushing to the limits. Our top upwind speed was over 17 knots while downwind we got up to 29 knots!



When you sail in such an aggressive way you are bound to hit some small bumps along the road that leads to the America's Cup in San Francisco. Now we know when to push hard and when to sail in a more conservative way. Today's incident is a very valuable lesson.

Fortunately, the damage to the wing is only minor. We will need to replace 1 rib at the top, repair another 2 or 3 that were partially broken and, of course, replace the foil. This will not require more than a few hours' work and by Tuesday afternoon the Green Comm Racing boat will be fully repaired.'

With very strong breeze forecast, most teams will sit out Tuesday. As a result, Green Comm Racing might be luckier than it seems and it will not miss a training day.

For more from Green Comm Racing click here?nid=88147


Plymouth (UK) - 34th America’s Cup - AC World Series - Plymouth 2011 - monday Training -  ACEA - Photo Gilles Martin-Raget?nid=88147_©   Click Here to view large photo



Plymouth (UK) - 34th America’s Cup - AC World Series - Plymouth 2011 - Monday Training -  ACEA - Photo Gilles Martin-Raget?nid=88147_©   Click Here to view large photo

Plymouth (UK) - 34th America’s Cup - AC World Series - Plymouth 2011 - Monday Training -  ACEA - Photo Gilles Martin-Raget?nid=88147_©   Click Here to view large photo

Plymouth (UK) - 34th America’s Cup - AC World Series - Plymouth 2011 - Monday Training -  ACEA - Photo Gilles Martin-Raget?nid=88147_©   Click Here to view large photo

Plymouth (UK) - 34th America’s Cup - AC World Series - Plymouth 2011 - monday Training - Myllbay Dock -  ACEA - Photo Gilles Martin-Raget?nid=88147_©   Click Here to view large photo

Plymouth (UK) - 34th America’s Cup - AC World Series - Plymouth 2011 - Monday Training -  ACEA - Photo Gilles Martin-Raget?nid=88147_©   Click Here to view large photo

Plymouth (UK) - 34th America’s Cup - AC World Series - Plymouth 2011 - monday Training -  ACEA - Photo Gilles Martin-Raget?nid=88147_©   Click Here to view large photo

Plymouth (UK) - 34th America’s Cup - AC World Series - Plymouth 2011 - Monday Training -  ACEA - Photo Gilles Martin-Raget?nid=88147_©   Click Here to view large photo

Plymouth (UK) - 34th America’s Cup - AC World Series - Plymouth 2011 - monday Training -  ACEA - Photo Gilles Martin-Raget?nid=88147_©   Click Here to view large photo




by America's Cup media

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=88147

9:49 PM Mon 5 Sep 2011 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
2013 America's Cup
2011-13 America's Cup World Series

Related News Stories:

09 Aug 2014  America's Cup: Former Artemis crew member says danger is being ignored
27 May 2014  America's Cup: Oracle Team USA under stress
23 May 2014  America's Cup: Oracle and Team NZ designers reveal AC72 secrets
22 May 2014  America's Cup: Artemis death verdict 'result of an human act'
10 May 2014  A year after the Artemis incident, the sailors tell of the pain
01 May 2014  America's Cup: Oracle and Team NZ tech insights - Free lecture tonight
16 Apr 2014  America's Cup: Expected de Ridder penalty should be reduced
14 Apr 2014  America's Cup: Dean Barker's Blog - A sail with the Duke and Duchess
12 Apr 2014  America's Cup: Coutts claims ISAF Jury on a crusade, backs Kiwi report
10 Apr 2014  America's Cup: Two Kiwis escape hometown action in AC45 rules ruckus
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World

ISAF Sailing World Championships - Watch medal races live here by Dan Ibsen, Sail-World Europe & UK editor,












ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Strong competition for RS:X fleets by Olga Maslivets, International RS:X Class Assoc.,






































470 Men and Women Worlds - Game on for Olympic Qualification by 470 International Association Class,












A complete recap of the most successful Melges 20 World Championship by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,




ISAF Santander - Upwards path for Austrian women's 470 crew + video
18ft skiffs: Carnage compilation from the glory days of the Grand Prix
ISAF Worlds: Video from the British Sailing Team
Bart's Bash expected to set new records this weekend
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Marcilio Browne wins Super Session
470 Men and Women World Championships - Racing abandoned on day 2
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Day 4 images from Santander
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: Emerging Nations Program sailors shine
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Teasing winds play havoc on day 4
ISAF Sailing World Championships: Hot conditions in Santander on day 4
Santander ISAF Sailing World Championships joins Bart’s Bash
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Grounded fishing boat creates problems
Marseille One Design - GC32 Armin Strom Sailing Team emerge victorious
Rolex Big Boat Series 2014 - Ready for another 50 years
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 4
2014 Rolex Swan Cup - Eleventh-hour victories
Extreme Sailing Series - Kiwis clinch Act win in Istanbul + Video
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Two long races today for the J70 fleet
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Impressive to sail out of the Golden Gate
Extreme Sailing Series - Istanbul delivers four days of great racing
ISAF Sailing Worlds Santander - Day 3 images by Sail-World.com   
Extreme Sailing Series: Emirates Team NZ bounces back for series win   
Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds - Light winds and current test six classes   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Solid Day 3 for US Sailing Team   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Day 3 images by Jesus Renedo   
Marseille One Design 2014 - GC32 Armin Strom blitzes final day   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Una Etapa 0 complicada para todos   
Santander 49ers: Olympic Gold Medallist says two into 90 does not go!! *Feature   
GBR aiming for first ever Nacra 17 Games berth at Santander Worlds   
Volvo Ocean Race: Man and sail overboard as Leg 0 serves up drama   
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander 2014 – Images by Dan Ibsen   
Santander Worlds – already a spectator success   
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander 2014 - Day 3 morning report   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Tales from the extreme   
Volvo Ocean Race: Latest starter wins opening race   
2014 J/70 World Championship - Healy, Abdullah, Becker and Borges win   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Full-blown, once again   
ISAF Worlds - Americans jump up Laser and Laser Radial leaderboard   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 3   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Day 2 images from Sail-World.com   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT