Emirates Team NZ Nosedives

Emirates Team NZ popped up onto its hydrofoils rounding the mark and then a gust of wind hit. The port bow of Aotearoa buried up to the main crossbeam, reducing the boatspeed from 40 knots to 13 and flicking two crewmembers, Rob Waddell and Chris Ward, overboard. The two grinders were recovered unharmed by the team's chase boat, but the rush of tons of water tore the port side fairing off the main crossbeam and left the crew shaken.

16/08/2013 - San Francisco (USA,CA) - 34th America's Cup - Louis Vuitton Cup - Louis Vuitton Cup Final - Race Day 1 - Emirates Team New Zealand Nosedive© ACEA / PHOTO GILLES MARTIN-RAGET
16/08/2013 - San Francisco (USA,CA) - 34th America's Cup - Louis Vuitton Cup - Louis Vuitton Cup Final - Race Day 1 - Race 1© ACEA / PHOTO GILLES MARTIN-RA
16/08/2013 - San Francisco (USA,CA) - 34th America's Cup - Louis Vuitton Cup - Louis Vuitton Cup Final - Race Day 1 - Race 1© ACEA / PHOTO GILLES MARTIN-RA
16/08/2013 - San Francisco (USA,CA) - 34th America's Cup - Louis Vuitton Cup - Louis Vuitton Cup Final - Race Day 1 - Race 1© ACEA / PHOTO GILLES MARTIN-RA
17/08/2013 - San Francisco (USA CA) - 34th America's Cup - Louis Vuittion Cup Finals Race Day 1: ETNZ vs Luna RossaAbner Kingman
16/08/2013 - San Francisco (USA,CA) - 34th America's Cup - Louis Vuitton Cup - Louis Vuitton Cup Final - Race Day 1 - Race 1© ACEA / PHOTO GILLES MARTIN-RA
17/08/2013 - San Francisco (USA CA) - 34th America's Cup - Louis Vuittion Cup Finals Race Day 1: ETNZ vs Luna RossaAbner Kingman
16/08/2013 - San Francisco (USA,CA) - 34th America's Cup - Louis Vuitton Cup - Louis Vuitton Cup Final - Race Day 1 - Race 1© ACEA / PHOTO GILLES MARTIN-RA
16/08/2013 - San Francisco (USA,CA) - 34th America's Cup - Louis Vuitton Cup - Louis Vuitton Cup Final - Race Day 1 - Race 1© ACEA / PHOTO GILLES MARTIN-RA
16/08/2013 - San Francisco (USA,CA) - 34th America's Cup - Louis Vuitton Cup - Louis Vuitton Cup Final - Race Day 1© ACEA / PHOTO GILLES MARTIN-RA
16/08/2013 - San Francisco (USA,CA) - 34th America's Cup - Louis Vuitton Cup - Louis Vuitton Cup Final - Race Day 1© ACEA / PHOTO GILLES MARTIN-RA