SailGP : Australia’s dramatic capsize in Halifax

The ROCKWOOL Canada Sail Grand Prix witnessed a disastrous turn of events as Tom Slingsby’s Australia SailGP Team encountered a dramatic capsize caused by a tech malfunction, sending shockwaves among fans who watched on from the Halifax shoreline.

The Australians were in with a shot to make the final, with the team taking a convincing lead in the fifth fleet race, until disaster struck for Slingsby’s crew with a technical malfunction causing the team to capsize.

Luckily no one onboard was injured, with Slingsby describing the moment saying, “We were just as shocked as anyone. We were just going upwind and got out to a nice lead and were happy until the wing inverted the wrong way.”