British SailGP boat almost capsizes before race start, Japan strong on day one

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Published on June 22, 2019 - Duration: 01:45s

British SailGP boat almost capsizes before race start, Japan strong on day one

British SailGP boat almost capsizes before start New York City event; Japanese win two of three races to top standings after day one


British SailGP boat almost capsizes before race start, Japan strong on day one

SHOWS: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (JUNE 21, 2019)(SUNSET & VINE - BROADCASTER AND DIGITAL: NO ARCHIVE.

NO RESALES) 1.

BEFORE START OF RACE 1 - ONBOARD BRITISH TEAM AS IT STARTS TO TIP OVER 2.

ONBOARD BRITISH TEAM HITTING WATER AND COMING TO STOP BUT BOAT DOESN'T COMPLETELY CAPSIZE 3.

AERIAL BRITISH TEAM MOVING AGAIN AS BOAT RIGHTS ITSELF - BRITISH TEAM WOULD NOT TAKE PART IN THREE RACES ON DAY ONE OF EVENT 4.

AERIAL START OF RACE 1 5.

VARIOUS RACE 1 6.

ONBOARD USA TEAM 7.

AUSTRALIA TEAM CROSSING FINISH 1 TO WIN RACE 1 8.

AERIAL START RACE 2 9.

VARIOUS RACE 2 10.

AERIAL JAPAN TEAM CROSSING FINISH LINE TO WIN RACE 2 11.

JAPAN TEAM AFTER CROSSING FINISH LINE 12.

ONBOARD JAPAN TEAM AFTER WINNING RACE 2 13.

AERIAL START OF RACE 3 14.

ONBOARD CHINA TEAM 15.

JAPAN TEAM CROSSING FINISH LINE TO WIN RACE 3 16.

JAPAN TEAM AFTER WINNING RACE 3 17.

AERIAL AUSTRALIA TEAM CROSSING FINISH LINE 2ND IN RACE 3 18.

AUSTRALIA TEAM AFTER FINISHING 2ND STORY: After almost capsizing their boat early Friday (June 21) the British SailGP team wasn't able to participate on the first day of the New York City stop.

The Brits trouble began when the boat came off it's foils and slowly tipped over until the sail hit the water and stopped the boat from capsizing 30 minutes before the start of race one.

Their were no injuries to the sailors but the top of the sail was damaged enough that they were forced to withdraw from the three opening day races.

After an Australian victory in race one, the Japanese cruised to wins in race two and three to top the standings.

(Production: David Grip)

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