New Zealand grinder Marcus Hansen had a bumpy start to racing in New York after flipping overboard shortly before the start of Race Day 1.

The moment unfolded after teams were initially told to reduce their crews to five people on board amid light wind conditions.

The team began warming up with strategist Liv Mackay in the second grinder position. Hansen meanwhile was sitting in the strategist position before being dropped off to a chase boat.

After crossing the boat, Hansen suddenly lost his balance and flipped overboard - but remained attached to the F50 thanks to his safety tether. Hansen climbed back on board and was unharmed by the incident.

Season 4 // Close up of New Zealand grinder Marcus Hansen

The first day of racing in New York saw New Zealand pick up 5th and 3rd place finishes - ending the day in 3rd overall ahead of racing on day two.

Racing resumes at 1pm ET.


2024/25
Season
Starts November

Season 4 Grand Final