This Doesn’t Happen at The Indianapolis 500
Published on October 3rd, 2012
The Energy Team AC45 broke its mooring Saturday night and the boat drifted into San Francisco Bay before it was secured at Treasure Island. Fortunately, the boat has only suffered minor damage.
“The Energy Team boat drifted about a mile from its mooring at Pier 30/32. Thankfully, it was a very calm night and the boat was returned to us without sustaining serious damage,” said Regatta Director Iain Murray. “We’re grateful for the way this ended and for the help of a good samaritan at Treasure Island who spotted the boat and secured it before handing it back to us.”
The boat is now back at the team base at Pier 30/32 and repairs are underway. The Energy Team AC45 is expected to be ready for the practice race on Tuesday.
“We are thankful to everyone who was able to help us out last night,” said skipper Loick Peyron. “It’s fortunate it wasn’t more serious and we’re looking forward to getting back on the race course.”
BROADCAST: The AC World Series in San Francisco (Oct. 3-7) will be available on Wednesday by VirtualEye only, with the racing on Thursday through Sunday picked up by 35 networks throughout the world. In the U.S., commentators Gary Jobson and Todd Harris will host the YouTube broadcast on Thursday through Saturday, and then will move over to NBC to host the ‘Super Sunday’ final races. Check out the details on americascup.com.