First AC72 capsize - not a pretty sight

First AC72 capsize - not a pretty sight

Wednesday October 17 2012 Author: James Boyd Location: none selected

So the inevitable has happened and Oracle Team USA has been the first to pitchpole an AC72. It looks like the team was unlucky that they were unable to right the boat faster and as a result the wing has been decimated. Skipper Chris Sherlock talks us through the transformation of Mike Slade’s mighty ICAP Leopard and her busier-than-ever race schedule, including an interesting charterer for the YCCS’s transat race. The IMOCA 60s are gathering in Les Sables d’Olonne – Mike Golding’s Gamesa was one of the first arrivals. Lucy Fitzgeorge-Parker reports on the Mini AIR race out of Valencia. One designs joined in the racing at the Garmin Hamble Winter Series.

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