VIDEO: The Comeback before the Comeback
Published on September 28th, 2016
Three years ago ORACLE TEAM USA completed one of the greatest comebacks in sport, winning eight consecutive races, to retain the America’s Cup 9-8. But it nearly didn’t happen.
Not long before the final, deciding race, there was a bang from above, indicating significant damage to a control arm on the wing. Jeff Causey and shore team sprung into action, and jury-rigged a repair.
This is the story of how the shore crew saved the day, and allowed the sailing team to face the Kiwis in a winner-take-all race for the Cup.
Video by Sam Greenfield / (C) ORACLE TEAM USA; Published on Sep 28, 2016.