First off, you should know that everyone’s safe. And with that out of the way, you absolutely have to see the heart-pumping video that captures the moments when Oracle Team U.S.A.’s 45-foot catamaran capsized during training in Bermuda on Wednesday.
On-board video captures how the boat doesn’t actually “tip over through a nose-dive, which is what normally happens,” according skipper Jimmy Spithill in a team statement. “But we were just pressed over sideways.”
Spithill described the whole incident as quite a surprise, given the conditions. “It was a great day for training, sunny, 15-20 knots of wind,” he said. “So it was a great afternoon of sailing until we capsized.”
Team chase boats helped to right the vessel quickly, and then it sailed back to base with minimal damage.
Oracle’s team is the second to capsize during training in recent months: Land Rover BAR capsized on the Solent over in Europe just before the Christmas holiday.
Without further ado, check out the crazy video.
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