Video of Volvo 40 extreme catamarans capsizing off Portsmouth

Spectators along Southsea seafront saw the true power of the 40ft extreme catamarans, which form part of the in-port entertainment package for the Volvo Ocean Race 2005-06, and witnessed the carnage of the final race of the day.

In 15-25 knots the final race saw two of the teams, overall series leaders Tommy Hilfiger and Volvo Ocean Race, upside down. Tommy Hilfiger helmed by Randy Smyth performed a spectacular cartwheel after they dug the leeward bow in whilst they were leading the race. The cat got to the point of no return and all of the crew members tumbled through the air and into the water.

Racing continues today at 1400.

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