The battle for the 36th Copa America is already underway. The teams do not have a losing day in this long-distance sports campaign before the 2021 grand final. They add miles and miles of soldering to squeeze out the new AC75s before the previous race.
This stage of training was last Wednesday Emirates Team New Zealand, The current defender of the world’s oldest sports trophy (1851), when he suffered a spectacular accident without damaging the crew on board.
Peter Burling, captain of the boat Te Ehe (Dolphin), lost control of Mulhul During a race of just over 10 knots in Northhead Bay (New Zealand). The multihall, after a spectacular bow flight, was towed by the support boat of the New Zealand team.
The reasons for the rollover are still unknown, However all of this indicates a system failure or trim state. The foil Which was able to break the ship’s balance at low speeds. However, the crew returned to normal in a short period of time and was able to complete the training day for four more hours.
“We put the boat to the test during the tour with several brands and we made a small mistake at the end of a boo and caps. When the boat is pushed to the limit, as if it were a regatta.” You know it can happen at any time. We are very happy how everything went well and we were able to continue sailing throughout the day, ”said the captain and also an Olympic medalist.
This is the first drop of an AC75 that, unlike what happened in other versions such as the AC50 at the race in Bermuda, the boat responded more strongly to the water. It should be noted that the new boats are capable of sailing at four times the wind speed.
The final round of the America’s Cup will be held in Auckland (New Zealand) in 2021 where the trophy defenders, Team lifts new zealand, And four challenges registered in this campaign: Luna Rossa Prada, American Magic, Inios Team UK Stars and Stripes.