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VIDEO: Steve Clark's Aethon capsize

The destruction of a work of art at the Little America's Cup

Thursday August 26th 2010, Author: James Boyd, Location: United States

Yesterday out on the water off Newport, Rhode Island in the first race of the Little America's Cup, Steve Clark's brand new Aethon, sailing with the solid wingsail from his 1996 Little America's Cup winner Cogito,  suffered a cruel capsize.

Our man on the spot captured this heart-rending moment. When watching this video spare a thought for Clark - who with his team spent months and months, designing, building and refining this delicate and finely crafted wingsail. It is like having your Stradivarius accidentally run over by a truck or spilling bleach on the Mona Lisa.

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Thanks to Fraser Brown for this  (,,,


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  • James Boyd 26/08/2010 - 09:59

    My (virtual) hair stands up on end everytime I watch this

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