Well, the first race in the Louis Vuitton finals went to the expected winner, just not in the manner most expected! Without a doubt, one of the most heart-stopping moments of the entire ‘Summer of Sailing” was ETNZ’s bearaway that nearly ended their summer early; both bows in the water, both rudders in the air, and a couple of crew ejected. No harm, no foul apparently as they continued on to beat a quite wounded Luna Rossa. It does look like there may be a good battle at hand, however… Read on. Photo thanks to ACEA/Gilles Martin-Raget. The best video summary is right here.
August 17th, 2013