Oracle Team USA has released a new video of their repaired AC72 sailing following the rebuild. 17 was rolled out of the shed Monday morning and lowered into the Bay outside the team base at Pier 80. The crew spent the afternoon running through tests and various exercises to get back up to speed.
“We treated today kind of like we had a new boat, so it was basically a sea trial,” said tactician John Kostecki. “With several changes to the boat and a brand new wing, we took everything slow, loaded it up gradually. Everyone was pretty keen to get back out there and it’s hard to hold back, but that’s the prudent thing to do on your first day.”
9 February 2013 8:11 GMT