The America’s Cup Teams were training on Bermuda’s Great Sound on April 20, 2017 including Oracle Team USA, Land Rover BAR and Groupama Team France in AC50’s.
Sailed in moderate to fresh breezes the teams seemed to be sailing OK but with some significant splash-downs and broaches.
Oracle Team USA does a complete leap from the water at around 08.55 on Video 2 following a big splashdown while setting up for a gybe/tack, or see the separate clip below. Similarly for Land Rover BAR’s wheelie.
Our thanks to the team at MyislandhomeBDA for all their time and effort in producing these videos.
The next Practice Session starts on April 24-28, a five day session in which all six teams are expected to race.