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1 minute ago, Robin_sweden said:

Yeah, that's never a good sign. 

Is any of the hull even above water? What use are the pumps if the hull is fully submerged anyway? 

whole hull underwater

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great memes but seriously, this is a disaster for the series. 

but no one hurt right?

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Man it looks like they may lose her.  

WetHog  :ph34r:

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Just now, Rainier said:

Anybody got video of the crash?


WetHog  :ph34r:

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"Removing all electronics as soon as possible...." via LSD on FB.  Wow.

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2 minutes ago, toad said:

great memes but seriously, this is a disaster for the series. 

but no one hurt right?

No one hurt ...maybe a few careers damaged 

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3 minutes ago, arr4ws said:

whole hull underwater

That's just sad :( they need to get the crew of the boat and get some more flotation bags around or in the hull, and a sail or something to block the hole, so maybe she can float high enough for the pumps to do anything useful...

 

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Why is a salvage vessel not on scene yet. They have equipment to save the boat.

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The cameras on the mast are getting lower and lower :(

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ETNZ crew heavily involved in rescue.......good to see 

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Well she hasn't gone down any further. They might have stabilised it - hope so.

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They should have enough of those salvage bags inflated to keep her from sinking.  You would be amazed how much they can lift.

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So many people standing on the boat.

Get the salvage professionals there. Its been an hour

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3 minutes ago, Horn Rock said:

Well she hasn't gone down any further. They might have stabilised it - hope so.

I figured they'd stick some of the floaties inside her to evacuate some of the water.

Or is there no way to get into the hull?

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This is like 2003 all over again. 

CEB40985-C454-4833-98C7-23523C954CFE.jpeg

NYYC doesn’t have great luck sailing for the Cup in NZ. 

WetHog  :ph34r:

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1 minute ago, mako23 said:

ETNZ crew heavily involved in rescue.......good to see 

Yup Pete is over there helping move the mainsail.  Just as a gust comes up too.

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Live Sail Die just said that Pete Burling is on AM and helping... 

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10 minutes ago, Robin_sweden said:

Yeah, that's never a good sign. 

Is any of the hull even above water? What use are the pumps if the hull is fully submerged anyway? 

Divers are placing flotation bags under the submerged hull pumps will make some progress once they are inflated I hope.

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http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?/topic/157227-where-are-they-now-retired-americas-cup-boat/

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Put that mainsail under the hull and then pump... That should work!

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1 minute ago, nroose said:

Put that mainsail under the hull and then pump... That should work!

Not with foil arms in way. 
which is most likely where the damage is. 

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4 minutes ago, EYESAILOR said:

So many people standing on the boat.

Get the salvage professionals there. Its been an hour

They are 20 miles from Auckland. Even if a salvage tug was flashed up at the very moment of the capsize it would take approaching 2 hours to get to the site

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Remember to check the mainsail when they get it back to the base, all of those kiwi sailors have safety knives on them....;)

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1 minute ago, Redreuben said:

Not with foil arms in way. 
which is most likely where the damage is. 

Fact checking my joke...

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Seems like the feed should have stayed on this. Probably would have gotten more views than the regular racing. And they are right there with a great view and good camera.

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When Spark were promoting 5g coverage I don't think they were planning LSD's live FB feed :D 

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ETNZ boat builders are probably on stand by to now to help...if asked.

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LiveSailDie has 3.2k viewers on. I wonder if that is high for them.

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2 minutes ago, nroose said:

Seems like the feed should have stayed on this. Probably would have gotten more views than the regular racing. And they are right there with a great view and good camera.

I don’t think the onboard cameras will be working anymore. :P

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Just now, Rainier said:

Sure looks like the foil arm rips backwards on re-entry.

I initially thought it looked like the whole port fool arm was ripped off, but luckily that was not the case, you could see atleast the arm when they righted her. But, the hull may well be cracked around the foil. 

I thought that she was floating a lot lower than ETNZ when she was still on her side, probably started filling up very quickly. 

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2 minutes ago, Rainier said:

Sure looks like the foil arm rips backwards on re-entry.

I think you're right. Water is definitely gushing in.

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13 minutes ago, Horn Rock said:

Well she hasn't gone down any further. They might have stabilised it - hope so.

I figured they'd stick some of the floaties inside her to evacuate some of the water.

Or is there no way to get into the hull?

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I was hoping to see this happen on the NBC replay on the US east coast, but it looks like I'm just recording ads. :angry:

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Port foil arm hits water very hard. I would suggest that is were the problem is.

 

Port foil.JPG

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Sound like a commentary from a 12 year old........doing a good job for a lad of that age

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2 minutes ago, mako23 said:

doing a good job for a lad of that age

It's a girl isn't it?

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I was showing my son the video and we convinced ourselves you can see the foil arm being pushed back as it crashes down. Then I showed him the One Australia sinking and he's trying to isolate the line when the annoucer said, "The boat....is turning into a banana". It's for the memes, you see.  Props to Live Sail Die for staying on the live feed. 

AM Crash.jpg

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1 minute ago, mako23 said:

The boat is saved...phew 

Yes, excellent news.  It didn’t look good there for a bit. 

WetHog  :ph34r:

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Someone of the LSD feed just reported that a SeaTow vessel has arrived. 

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3 minutes ago, WetHog said:

Yes, excellent news.  It didn’t look good there for a bit. 

WetHog  :ph34r:

Still gotta make it 20 miles, but yea a lot better.

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5 minutes ago, Rainier said:

Actually it looks like the hull fails and the foil arm rips back before they even lift off.

Looking at the video, I think you're right. Just before they go to the moon there's a BIG flurry of water off the port foil. I bet the housing gave out and it ripped backwards, giving it way too much lift at a really bad moment.....

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1 minute ago, jaysper said:

I hope Etnz et al offer shore crew to fix her up.

 

Like that time they offered a lay-day to Oracle?

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3 minutes ago, jaysper said:

I hope all other teams offer shore crew to fix her up.

 

FIFY

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19 minutes ago, EYESAILOR said:

So many people standing on the boat.

Get the salvage professionals there. Its been an hour

It would take an hour or more to get there even if a salvage boat was ready and available.

It won't be easy getting it back.  But at least they will have tide with them if they move soon.

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Just now, jaysper said:

I hope Etnz et al offer shore crew to fix her up.

 

I hope that all the syndicates offer help. If each syndicate offered 4 or 5 technicians the rebuild could be 24 hours a day 

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Quite a flotsam haul out on the water today boyzz...

I scored myself some bananas, an ineos chilli bin, and an AM foil-arm assembly!

Drinks on me at swashies!

 

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They are fothering her by the look. Serious hull damage I'd say. Doesn't look good.

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1 minute ago, rh3000 said:

Like that time they offered a lay-day to Oracle?

I would hope that the days of very poor sportsmanship are behind us .

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Looks like they've put a big wrap around it. Seems to indicate it has been damaged.

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why offer builders, they are the competition.

Its not a lovefest

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