I've capsized small boats plenty of times, but nothing this big. It must be scary when you realize the boat is not going to right itself and you are being lifted straight up 30 feet into the air. Apparently the wing was damaged during the incident so Artemis Racing will have some repairs to do if they are going to race again tomorrow. Today they had 25 knots of wind and high seas which can be challenging for these kinds of boats.
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Sailors of Team Artemis Racing after they capsized during the first Fleet Race of the America's Cup World Series (ACWS) on April 11, 2012 off Naples, Italy. The ACWS series allows teams and their sailors to prepare for the Louis Vuitton Cup, the America's Cup Challenger Series and the September 2013 America's Cup Finals in San Francisco.