Replay – “she replayed in her mind every detail of the night before” – America’s Cup

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The Times (London)

What has made this year’s America’s Cup truly breathtaking is the television coverage.

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Larry Ellison and Russell Coutts got it right. The staid old America’s Cup can be an adrenalin rush

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New York Times

The Cup is the oldest major trophy in sport… Pushed into a postmodern place

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USA Today

America’s Cup: Do you believe in miracles?



The epic battle over the past few days has been a major vindication of the vision of how to modernize the competition

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A comeback for the ages


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Jay Leno, The Tonight Show

The greatest comeback in sports history


Huffington Post

Amazing television? Check? Crowds on the waterfront? Check. Exciting racing? Check and double check

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“I think about this regatta and what it means to sailing,” said Ellison. “I think it was absolutely spectacular. If a bunch of kids are inspired to go sail, I’m a happy guy.”

San Francisco Fog – America’s Cup Sailing on The Bay Today?

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Early Morning Fog

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Morning Fog

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Clearing by  Afternoon

Best Seat in the House – America’s Cup – San Francisco



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This has been an extraordinary summer for free entertainment outside our window. San Franciscans have been treated to  months of watching 45 foot and these 72 foot catamarans sailing in our bay. We can see the boats practicing and racing outside our window. Around 10:30 to 11:00  the boats arrive with the smaller support boats following, their wakes leaving behind patterns of white.

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Going down to the water’s edge is fun because we can be so close to these powerful, huge, fast boats. The races have been thrilling.



I run back and forth from window to TV. Camera’s distort the distance between boats so I run to the window to see how far apart the boats are. For close-up shots, listening to the crew on the boats and learning the rules and race course, I watch TV.

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After the races, I looked out the window and saw a group of about a dozen little white specs circling, like butterflies. They were windsurfers catching the wind.

This post is dedicated to Chris, who has crewed on Novanet and knows how to paint the sea and a sailing ship! The detail put into his paintings is worth checking out. Thanks for your comment Chris. 

America’s Cup Sailing – San Francisco


“I can honestly say this is the most fun and exciting sailing I’ve been involved with,” said ORACLE TEAM USA tactician Ben Ainslie, a four-time Olympic gold medalist.

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Wind Washing Creates Dirty Air. Isn’t that An Oxymoron?


New  Zealanders have the speed.

Wind washing, dirty air and good tacks were the topic of conversation.

It was a disappointing day for we Americans.

But, it was  beautiful to watch the Kiwis sail their catamaran.

They did a good job.

This shot was taken with my Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi/400D

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