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

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