MEDIA ADVISORY – ORACLE TEAM USA’s AC72 First Sail
SAN FRANCISCO, Friday, August 31, 2012
FIRST SAIL FOR ORACLE TEAM USA’s AC72
ORACLE TEAM USA’s first AC72, 17, sailed for the first time today.
The initial commissioning and testing process was started with the boat displaying an early demonstration of its performance potential.
After two hours, the session was stopped due to a daggerboard failure in the starboard hull.
Boat and crew returned safely to the team’s Pier 80 base.
The team is now assessing its options to resume testing as soon as possible.