Team New Zealand capsizes in America’s Cup challenger race
Emirates Team New Zealand capsized at the start of an America’s Cup challenger semifinal race Tuesday on Bermuda’s stormy Great Sound, throwing at least one crewman into the water and damaging the 50-foot catamaran.
Chase boats immediately converged on the catamaran and confirmed that all six crew members were accounted for.
The Kiwi boat appeared to get on its hydrofoils too quickly as it made a difficult maneuver and lost control, with its bows burying themselves in the water and the boat flipping in what’s called a pitch-pole, coming to rest with the top of the wing sail in the water. The catamaran eventually ended up on its port hull, with three crewmen still in the airborne starboard hull.
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