Photo gallery: RC44 Ironbound’s scoop falls off

Posted on 31 January 2013 by Valencia Sailing

When things go wrong on an RC44! On the first day of fleet racing at the RC44 Oman Cup, Team Aqua’s bow hit the stern of Ironbound at the first weather mark of the last race.

When Ironbound was rounding the bottom gate, first a piece of the bottom of her scoop came off and then the entire scoop fell off.

Ironbound’s scopp falls off while rounding the bottom gate of the day’s last race. Muscat, 31 January 2013. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / VSail.info

Ironbound’s scopp falls off while rounding the bottom gate of the day’s last race. Muscat, 31 January 2013. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / VSail.info

Ironbound’s scopp falls off while rounding the bottom gate of the day’s last race. Muscat, 31 January 2013. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / VSail.info

Ironbound’s scopp falls off while rounding the bottom gate of the day’s last race. Muscat, 31 January 2013. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / VSail.info

Ironbound’s scopp falls off while rounding the bottom gate of the day’s last race. Muscat, 31 January 2013. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / VSail.info

Ironbound’s scopp falls off while rounding the bottom gate of the day’s last race. Muscat, 31 January 2013. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / VSail.info

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