7 October 2012

ETNZ avoids a pitch-poling Oracle

Great drama in the first fleet race of Day 4 of the America's Cup World Series, when Oracle (James Spithill) pitchpoled at the first mark, just behind Emirates Team New Zealand.  Terry Hutchinson on Artemis was right behind Oracle and did a great job of bearing away to avoid being hit by Oracle's rig as it hit the water.  ETNZ went on to win the race, before posting a fourth in the second race and a sixth in the final race to finish the series fourth overall. Spithill's team made a remarkable recovery to win the series.

For the full photo sequence see: http://www.sail-world.com/NZ/Americas-Cup:-Spithill-cartwheels-World-Series-style-in-Race-1/102677 

or watch the clip at http://www.youtube.com/user/AmericasCup?feature=watch

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