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49er/FX/Nacra 17 Worlds: 'Who forgot to turn to gravity back on?'

by Sail-World.com/nz 24 Oct 2019 01:20 PDT 24 October 2019
Ravi Parent and Caroline Atwood, of Parent Atwood Racing (USA) get airborne again, after just having finished a 28hr flight to Auckland for the Nacra 17 Worlds © Parent Attwood Racing

Two US sailors in Auckland to compete in the Nacra 17 World Championships at the end of November, experienced a spectacular capsize during a training session on Auckland harbour today.

Ravi Parent and Caroline Atwood, of Parent Atwood Racing, are hoping to be selected to represent USA in the Mixed Multihull event in Tokyo 2020. Another US crew qualified USA for the 2020 Olympic Regatta.

Writing on the teams Facebook page they commented: "28 hours of air travel later and we made it to New Zealand. Lots to learn about this new venue, step one is figuring out how to turn to gravity back on"

“Let’s just go out for a chill shake down sail, make sure everything on the boat is working well”

Winds were reported as averaging 30kts around mid day Thursday.

Warning: Colourful language (not surprisingly) - Turn volume down before viewing if you are in a place where others can overhear.

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