04 May 2014

Red Bull and Alinghi Sailboats Crash Video, Extreme Sailing Series

Alinghi and Red Bull Sailing Team in huge crash - Crash video above: On the final day of racing at the Land Rover Extreme Sailing Series Act 3, Qingdao, the public witnessed one of the biggest crashes in the history of the series, as Red Bull Sailing Team t-boned Alinghi with nearly 15 knots of boat speed - knocking both boats out of the competition for the day.

Extreme Sailing Series Act 3 Qingdao video highlights above - For four days, China's Olympic sailing city welcomed the 12-boat elite level fleet, for the Land Rover Extreme Sailing Series, Act 3 Qingdao. The racetrack here has a certain notoriety and over 32 races, it certainly lived up to its reputation with plenty of close calls, scraps and three collisions, that meant a busy pitlane for the shore teams - including one of the biggest crashes in the history of the Series that wiped Alinghi out of the final races - but not off the top spot, and the Swiss team went on to take victory on Chinese waters.

Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 3 Qingdao, day 4 3D insights above
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