Disaster struck for New Zealand’s America’s Cup challenger in race four of their semi-final clash with Britain’s Ben Ainslie.
The Brits got slapped by lady luck yesterday when their wing sail snapped, but this time it was the Kiwis’ turn
as their catamaran foiled in and out of the water at speed, then caught a wave and a gust and nose-dived into the drink.
Helmsman Peter Burling owned up to his crews’ error, as they were striving to get a clean start and go 4-0 up in the first to five
eliminator. As it is the capsize means Ainslie’s team took the point and sit a precarious 3-1 behind.
“Certainly the most exciting, exhilarating sailing I’ve ever been involved in” –
AinslieBen</a> on today's racing. More: <a href="https://t.co/uLIGdTWX5f">https://t.co/uLIGdTWX5f</a> <a href="https://t.co/NfvsvHWywY">pic.twitter.com/NfvsvHWywY</a></p>— America's Cup (americascup) 7 juin 2017