3 October 2012
An Oracle Rises
Some footage out today of the Oracle defender on San Francisco Bay after repairing their broken centreboard. There's a lot of spectacular white water coming off the foils and lots of 'air time', but the big cat does not yet seem to look nearly as assured on her foils as ETNZ. The first part of the video shows the earlier mishap with one of the centreboards shearing off (1:00), later on look for a great shot of her sailing through the Ben Ainslie Racing AC45 (3:06), some lumpy foiling (3:24) and check out the flexing between the two hulls from 3:30.