MORE ORACLE 17 CAPSIZE – IN THE NEWS - 11:00 p.m. UPDATE – Oracle Team USA is working into the night to get the capsized AC72 catamaran back to shore.
“Capsize is turning into an epic rescue story. With darkness falling the team is still working to secure the AC72 catamaran platform and return it to the team base at Pier 80. Latest updates indicate the wing has been damaged nearly beyond recognition. The Coast Guard has been standing by to assist, but to this point, ORACLE TEAM USA is working on the rescue operation with its own resources.”
In a press release, Team Oracle USA said this setback will not impact next year’s event or the number of teams competing. The cost of the damage is not yet known.