The latest to scuffle, in order of time, was defender Oracle Team USA, during a training session in Bermuda ahead of the 35th America’s Cup. Above you see how it turned out. No injuries, these boats capsize which is a pleasure, one would almost be inclined to say “all in the norm.” The recent history of the America’s Cup, after all, is littered with scuffles and gavages! While we were at it, scouring the web we uncovered various MOD70 and maxi trimaran rollovers. Then. Enjoy your viewing!
VIRBAC PAPREC – MOD70
In 2013, Jean-Pierre Dick and Roland Jourdain made this spectacular scuffle with the MOD70 Virbac Paprec during a training session at the Route du Rhum.
SPINDRIFT – MOD70
Yann Guichard found himself the boat by hat during the Dublin inshore race of the Route des Princes in 2013.
RACE FOR WATER – MOD70
The MOD70 Race for Water, with Swiss entrepreneur Marco Simeoni on board, capsized last September in the Indian Ocean as it was concluding a voyage begun in March to catalog “plastic islands” in the world’s seas.
BANQUE POPULAIRE IV
In 2009, Pascal Bidegorry, on Banque Populaire IV, was in spite of himself the protagonist of this unbelievable ballasting, which ended in capsizing, during the Alpe Maritimes Trophy in Nice.
Footage of the capsizing of the Gunboat G4 Timbalero III, the first catamaran equipped with foils in a “cruising” configuration, during Les Voiles de Saint Barth has gone around the world.
AC45 AND AC72
A compilation of headphones from the 2013 America’s Cup World Series, between AC45 and AC72.
A compilation of scuffles, broken masts and collisions at the Extreme Sailing Series in Qingdao in 2011.
PRINCE DE BRETAGNE – LAST 80
This is video of the rescue and righting of Prince de Bretagne off the coast of Brazil in 2014, with Lionel Lemonchois aboard who was trying to break Francis Joyon’s record of solo circumnavigation of the globe.