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America's Cup - Ouch ... AC50 style - Video

by NZL on 18 Mar 2017
Land Rover BAR's AC50 launch - their movable dock can be seen in the background Austin Wong | ACEA
Land Rover BAR's re-entry to their marina in the Royal Dockyard in Bermuda does not appear to have gone has planned on Friday.

In this clip the British America's Cup team appear to cop a gust a the wrong moment from the wrong direction and accelerate as they should be slowing down. Turn your audio to hear the crunch.

Fortunately they have a mobile dock (designed to rotate so the AC50 can be turned into the wind) and that absorbed much of the impact. Also the AC50's have removable/replaceable bow sections to cop with mishaps like this.

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