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“We did something we had hoped we would never do, and that’s capsize an AC72,” said skipper Jimmy Spithill. “The most important part is that all the crew are safe, and no injuries.
“A big thank you goes to our shore team, our support crew and the U.S. Coast Guard as they were standing by,” Spithill said.
The team was training throughout the afternoon in San Francisco, with winds slowly building as the day progressed.
“We called for a bear-away as we were out training,” explained tactician Tom Slingsby. “The winds were blowing about 25 knots, and there was strong ebb current at the time. We started the bear-away, and as the boat...
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Day 3 was a very busy sleepless day for most on board. We had between 18 and 27 knots of wind from behind us through the afternoon and night. Add the busiest shipping channel in the world filled with shipping lanes you have to strictly abide to or risk hefty fines. Very shallow sand banks either side of that channel and add Mar Mostro with a mast head spinnaker on sending it on through at 20 knots into the mix and it makes for a few laughs, a few tears and a couple confused ships wandering what just over took them at a great rate of speed.
With out the race crew on board I am keeping my maneuvers as safe as possible. It's like learning how to windsurf. We spear off at 20+ knots of...