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Re: Team Oracle Boat Capsizes

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Originally Posted by peterchech View Post
It didn't look like it was foiling at the time it capsized, which is surprising given the wind that was present in the video (major whitecaps).

IDK, the america's cup is just plain boring to me, it has nothing on the VOR entertainment wise...
I put a video of the capsize up in the AC72 thread in the Racing section. She was foiling - but as the leeward hull lifted onto the foil, the windward bow sagged down, eventually digging in which brought the leeward hull down and under.

Lots of talk about the design being wrong - allowing too much twist between the hulls.

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