SEATTLE, Wash. - Heat 1B at Seattle would not turn out the way the U-9 Jones Racing team had hoped.
Three boats going through a turn can make for extremely choppy water if you're just a bit behind them. That's what happened to U-9 Tri-Arc Electric going into turn one. Driver Chris Bertram got caught in the roosterail and choppy water and blew over.
The U-9 boat flew nearly 360 degrees and crashed down on the tail. To those who watched, it seemed to almost happen in slow motion.
Chris Bertram told the News Tribune: "You're upside-down. You can see a little bit of light from the sun, and the cabin fills up (with water) really quick," Chris Bertram said. "Initially, you're a little excited. Then you calm yourself down and breathe."