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Damaged dinghies repaired by America’s Cup team

Boat builders from Oracle Team USA have repaired 15 Optimist dinghies that were severely damaged by the hurricanes in 2014.

And tomorrow, the America’s Cup team will be giving them back to Sandys Boat Club.

Oracle team manager Mark Turner said his team had spent the past few months, in between their busy work schedules, getting the Optimists up and running. The boats have received a full overhaul and are in “better than new” condition.

The return of the boats will allow the club to put its sailing programme “back on its feet”.

It marks the second donation of 15 Optimist dinghies in Bermuda by the USA team.