Nu har juniorerna för första gången kapsejsat med en AC45:a! Vi gav för några veckor sedan en känga till de etablerade Americas Cup teamen och ställde oss frågan varför ingen av Youth-teamen har kapsejsat än? Är det så att ungdomarna hanterar båten bättre än gamla rävar som Dean Barker eller Terry Hutchinson!?
Nu har i alla fall American Youth Sailing Force pressat sig över gränsen och välte igår i en avfallning.
“After two hours of really solid practice, we set up for a gybe-set in a mark 1 situation. As we began to round the mark and bear-off, a gust hit us as the crew came off the rail to gybe. I felt that if we continued to turn down to round the mark, we were going to pitch pole or flip.”
“Continuing to bear-off did not feel like it was the right move and we were not far off of a beam reach so I thought heading up was the safest thing to do.”
“As I began to head up, I dropped the wing sheet but it didn’t go out as it was on the runner. I continued to head up into the wind…but the boat was going over. It went over nice and gently.
“The main things are that everyone is safe and there is no significant damage to the boat or wing. It’s good we are pushingour sailing and learning as a team.”