Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The BMW Oracle rocket

Last Sunday, the RC44 fleet finished in Copenhagen its 3 event of the 2010 season and BMW Oracle, helmed by Larry Ellison, won it after a great comeback in the final day. On Saturday, all official racing was cancelled due to the very strong winds, reaching 35 knots.

However, not everybody sat on the dock. BMW Oracle's RC44 ventured into the strong winds for some training and as the amateur video below clearly shows they has some great action. Thanks to Tom Ehman and the BMW Oracle blog for the video, I just wish it lasted more than 55 seconds.

Larry Ellison at the helm of BMW Oracle's RC44, screaming downwind at 25 knots. Copenhagen, 12 June 2010. Video copyright Johan Granath

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