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Tough day at the office

T2 capsizing during training on the Solent
(Credit Harry Kenney-Herbert)
T2 capsizing during training on the Solent (Credit Harry Kenney-Herbert)
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Whilst out training on the Solent today, the team’s test boat T2 capsized off of Ryde, Isle of Wight.

The boat, was righted quickly and no team members were injured.

Damage was sustained to a section of the wing, which the team is currently assessing, but plan to be back on the water in the New Year.

T2 is Land Rover BAR’s second testing boat, launched three months ago on the 5th October.

The wind range was between 15 – 19 knots, the boat was sailing at a slow speed when an issue with the wing inversion initiated a capsize to windward. No other vessels were involved.

Team members on-board:

Ben Ainslie 

Paul Campbell James

Nick Hutton

Bleddyn Mon

David Carr

Andy McLean

Benjamin Muyl - observer