Fierce Winds Interrupt Sydney Sailing Race
A wild storm in Sydney on Saturday, February 18, forced a sailing tournament to cancel its second day of racing after a catamaran sail was lifted into the air.
The race organizers SailGP said in a statement that the weather had caused “significant damage” to at least one of the boats in the competition and that Sunday’s race would be cancelled.
The Bureau of Meteorology said a severe storm carrying damaging gusts hit the Sydney area on Saturday evening.
This footage shows the sail of a boat being lifted into the air by strong winds as the storm moves in. Credit: @jane_rr via Storyful