Artemis Racing’s test boat, the AC45x “T2” suffered serious damage. The wing came down and both crossbeams broke. No one was injured. The wing, a spare for their America’s Cup Class race yacht, was damaged slightly.
In the photo above, the daggerboard lifting pole is sticking through the lower segment of the flap element of the wing. Fortunately none of the wing control system is in that part of the wing, so damage was minor. In the photo below you can see the repair work underway. The Clysar film was torn and a few ribs were broken.
The port hull is lying on its side in the photo below. Both crossbeams have broken. Artemis engineers are studying data from the boat to determine what caused the breakage.
Thanks to the Bermuda Royal Gazette for the photos. You can read their full article here.