7 Jun 2017

Dramatic scenes as Team NZ nosedives at America's Cup

From Morning Report, 7:07 am on 7 June 2017

Team New Zealand has capsized in their fourth semi-final race against BAR in Bermuda this morning, and it's working to repair the damage. 

Team NZ's boat  capsizes at the start of the second race of the day.

Photo: AFP

The two boats were just through the start line when Team New Zealand nose-dived into the water.

Some crew were thrown into the water, and the boat suffered visible damage.

Team New Zealand said all sailors were accounted for and safe and the boat was righted and towed back to base. The top section of the wing was smashed with sections hanging off it.

Helmsman Peter Burling said the team was already working on the boat and was confident the damage would be repaired they'll "wait and see" whether they'll be back on the water tomorrow.

Peter Burling's mum said her heart was "absolutely pounding" after watching the capsize. 

At a press conference after the race, BAR's Ben Ainslie and Artemis skipper Nathan Outteridge both showed sympathy to Team New Zealand.