Emirates Team New Zealand Capsizes in Luis Vuitton Semifinal

Not the way to start a race. Team New Zealand capsizes in America’s Cup challenger race – ABC News

Emirates Team New Zealand capsized Tuesday at the start of an America’s Cup challenger semifinal race against Britain on Bermuda’s stormy Great Sound, throwing three crewmen into the water and extensively damaging its 50-foot catamaran.

All of the crew were accounted for. (This is an issue, because there was a death in the capsize of 72ft America’s Cup catamaran several years ago.)

The race was awarded to the British team (Land Rover BAR) which still leaves the Kiwis up 3 to 1 in the semifinal match.

It still isn’t clear if the Kiwis are planning to race today, depending on conditions. I can’t find anything to definitively say how bad the damage was or if they think that it can be repaired in time for their next race.

Here is some video courtesy of the Bermuda News Service, including some shot from both boats.

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