Alinghi loss mast during exteme sailing
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Alinghi lose their mast following collision during Extreme Sailing event in Madiera.
SHOWS: MADIERA, PORTUGAL (SEPTEMBER 24, 2016) (SUNSET AND VINE – ACCESS ALL)
1. ALINGHI BOAT’S MAST SLOWLY COLLAPSING AND FALLING INTO THE WATER FOLLOWING COLLISION / SAILORS ONBOARD BOAT
STORY: Extreme Sailing lived up to it’s name on Saturday (September 24) as Swiss team Alinghi lost their mast following a collision at sea.
Alinghi collided with their rivals Red Bull Sailing Team during Act 6 in Madeira after pushing each other to the limits over two days of competition.
As the race got underway, Red Bull clipped the front of the Swiss boat, causing the 16.5 metre tall mast to collapse into the water.
All the sailors on board the boat were left uninjured.