Patriot 2.0 sets sail in Auckland ahead of PRADA Cup Semifinal
The New York Yacht Club's American Magic team returned their once damaged AC75 to the waters off the shores of Auckland for a training session 11 days after capsizing in a PRADA Cup round robin race Tuesday.
The creepy scene of Patriot lying on his side in the water a week ago was replaced with a hopeful one when the US team took out their resurrected boat for its first training session since the accident. America's cup defenders Emirates Team New Zealand have used their own boat builders to get Patriot back in shape and compete in the PRADA Cup semi-finals this week.
The U.S. AC75, dubbed the Patriot 2.0, now has a bandage graphic to thank each of the teams who helped get them back on the water.
Patriot 2.0 has a bandage after it has been repaired and goes back into the water. (Courtesy photo of America's Cup)
During their fourth PRADA Cup Round Robin race, a strong gust of wind set off a chain reaction and launched Patriot into the sky, followed by a violent impact. The impact blew a large hole in Patriot's torso, leaving many wondering if the US offer to retake the Auld Cup had come to an abrupt halt.
With a successful training session in the books, you can see if American Magic can reverse their PRADA Cup campaign this weekend when they take on the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli team to face INEOS Team UK in the PRADA Cup Final. The PRADA Cup winner will face Emirates Team New Zealand in the 36th America's Cup.
NBC Sports Gold will be reporting live on the PRADA Cup semi-finals from Thursday at 9 p.m. ET.
Patriot 2.0 is sailing in Auckland ahead of the PRADA Cup Semifinal, which originally appeared on NBCSports.com
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