Textbook Bad Day On The Water….

Ever had a disappointing day on the ice due to gear failure? Maybe you can relate to this video…

It’s the 2003 America’s Cup, Race 1, ALINGHI vs TEAM NEW ZEALAND. The notoriously tough one for Team NZ, boat taking on water, boom broken, jibs ripping out of the headfoil…. Not what you need in the first 30 minutes of an America’s Cup race. Glad no one injured.

Very instructive though, I guess the lesson is you have to practice in the conditions you are going to race in and build a little reliability into your gear. Gotta finish to win! Listen closely to the commentators and on-board audio. Can glean a few lessons here and there….

Click and take it in….


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