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Emirates Team New Zealand explain the capsize

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Team New Zealand nose-dive and capsize during a practice race with INEOS Team UK. Image by Emirates Team New Zealand.
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Team New Zealand nose-dive and capsize during a practice race with INEOS Team UK. Image by Emirates Team New Zealand.

Team New Zealand skipper Peter Burling has downplayed the dramatic capsize that cut short their practice race against British challenger INEOS Team UK.

Burling lost control during a gybe in a high-speed downwind blast with the Brits, with the Kiwi boat Te Rehutai nose-diving and twisting on to its side on Monday.

The defenders were under pressure looking to make a turn towards the bottom gate.

We got a little too high in the gybe and stopped pretty quick. Full credit to the design of these boats that they are still in one piece.

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  • Posted by: viking
  • Date: 11 Jan 2021
  • Category: Sail
  • Region: New Zealand
  • Comments: 0

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