Oracle Team USA Capsize: Oracle Video And Pics

17 Oct

UPDATE: Here's a long range video of the capsize itself. You can only imagine what it must have been like to be aboard the AC72 as the bows started going down the mine.

Oracle Team has put out their own video and photos of their AC-72 capsize.The video has some good sailing footage, which gives you a sense of the sheer power of the thing, as well as the sequence when the catamaran turned turtle (further trashing the wing). And it's got team members speaking about what happened

and what it means.

It was always said that the AC-72 would be a beast. Now we know that it can be a pretty scary beast that will test the crews to the maximum, and maybe even beyond. I wonder whether any other teams will go through this sort of disaster.

The Oracle website also has a pretty intense capsize photo gallery up (from photographer Guilain Grenier). Here's a taste:

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