Capsize in Florianopolis
SAP Extreme Sailing Team capsize at Extreme Sailing Series in Florianopolis
In race seven on the third day of the Extreme Sailing Series™ in Florianopolis at 1705 BRST, SAP Extreme Sailing Team capsized. In gusty and testing conditions, as the team came out of a gybe, a big gust caught their Extreme 40, resulting in the capsize.
The Safety Team were immediately on site to provide assistance. Pete Cumming (GBR) onboard suffered a minor injury to his bottom ribs after falling the full height of the boat, landing on the boom and was taken ashore for treatment within four minutes of the incident occurring. The rest of the crew onboard SAP Extreme Sailing Team are and the Safety Team are working to recover the boat. A full update will be available on at www.extremesailingseries.com at 2000BRST.
To follow the team and watch all the action, the Extreme Sailing Series live streaming will be available at the following times daily throughout the week, go to www.sapextremesailing.com:
Friday 15th November: 1600-1700 BRST / 1800-1900 GMT
Saturday 16th November: 1600-1700 BRST / 1800-1900 GMT
Sunday 17th November Series finale: 1530-1630 BRST / 1730-1830 GMT