SoftBank Team Japan sailor Winston Macfarlane fell overboard while testing the team’s AC45X experimental boat in Bermuda last week. Macfarlane was unhurt and the team had a chance to test their man overboard procedure.
Man Overboard on SoftBank Team Japan
This is not the first time skipper Dean Barker has seen Macfarlane go overboard. Macfarlane took an unplanned swim while racing with Barker for Emirates Team New Zealand in the 2011 AC World Series in Cascais, Portugal when a winch handle broke. Photos and video of the 2011 incident here.