We hear from an Italian journalist friend that Alinghi suffered a structural problem today while sailing downwind in flat water and in only 9 kts of breeze. Apparently something in the aft starboard corner of the boat — the same corner that got dunked in by the helicopter when they landed in Genoa…
Today sails came down immediately, and they towed very slowly back to harbor. Mast is now off, boat hauled. obvious concern today over the starboard "Y" beam as
Alinghi was towing in. Photo from an Italian
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