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Capsize Troubles For America’s Cup Champs Oracle In Bermuda Training

13th May 2017
Team Oracle in trouble: capsizing after a foiling gybe at high speed in Bermuda on Wednesday 10 May Team Oracle in trouble: capsizing after a foiling gybe at high speed in Bermuda on Wednesday 10 May Photo: Sail-World/YouTube

#AmericasCup - Team Oracle USA have their work cut out for them after their second capsize in as many months during training for the America's Cup in Bermuda this week.

Sail-World has the full report on the latest incident, which occurred when the team’s AC50 catamaran went into a roll at high speed after a foiling gybe.

The team confirmed no injuries to the crew and only limited damage to the vessel in the capsize this past Wednesday 10 May.

But it can’t be good for morale among the defending Auld Mug holders, coming so soon after capsize trouble a month previously.

No other AC50 has capsized in preparation for the qualifiers later this month – including Land Rover BAR, which is skippered by Sir Ben Ainslie, the man who turned around Oracle’s fortunes for their shock victory in 2013.

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