At the get started of the closing race of the opening day of the Australian Sail Grand Prix, Sir Ben Ainslie’s British F50 catamaran ploughed into the Japan boat, slicing off its bow. The collision remaining neither boat equipped to carry on.

“I just can’t imagine sailing tomorrow,” Japan’s Australian driver Nathan Outteridge told 7News. “It’s unquestionably ruined our boat and any likelihood of successful this party,” he included, accusing the GB boat of reckless sailing. out?v=T4s8zYmebv8

When asked what happened, Ainslie claimed:  “We didn’t see the other boat, we centered on America. That is our slip-up.”