Prada Cup in America's Cup Anarchy Posted 2 hours ago 1 hour ago, MastaVonBlasta said: They've wrapped the bow in a long yellow inflatable blanket to add plenty of buoyancy for the tow back to the dock. Can't wait to find out one day what exactly happened I'm betting on something internal dislodging, because of: - high deceleration when footplanting and slam happened - carbon fibres visible seconds after hull slammed down - no indication of cracking/folding towards the inside - opening was probably large - TH commented they noticed right away that they were deeper in water than they'd expect; despite running several pumps, quickly adding floats the whole salvage was kind of touch & go... - no sign of severe structural damage close to foil attachment dimple - this hole is not connected to it -opening shape could be matching unstiffened part of hull skin (transverse rings and longitudinal stringers defined what panel popped off) - hull panel was fished out of the water Another possibility: The accumulator high-pressure connector was knocked off upon hull contact with water, and anyone who's witnessed a pressurised dive tank topple over and get the connecting valve knocked off won't forget it in a hurry! The accumulators are pressurised to 450bar compared to 220-230bar for dive tanks. That accumulator would be quite a lethal missile!!