Canada strategist Isabella Bertold had a bumpy start to her first SailGP event after slipping over the side of the Canadian F50 in practice racing.
Bertold went overboard during a manoeuvre and was quickly pulled back on board by the team, which then continued racing. Bertold was checked over by a SailGP doctor and not hurt.
Speaking about the incident, Bertold said she did a ‘perfect, 10/10 full front flip over the side of the boat’.
“I’m not hurt at all, I’m totally ok and I was laughing the entire team - the guys pulled me back on and we continued racing.”
Bertold said the tether clipping her onto the F50 was ‘just too long’. “I had a lot of momentum and just kept going,” she said.
The Canadians also had a bumpy start to their campaign in Chicago last month, when their F50 capsized in training. However, the incident did nothing to dampen their spirits, and they went on to secure their second podium finish of the season.
The Great Britain Sail Grand Prix | Plymouth gets underway on July 30 and 31.