|It gets a little crowded on the turn|
"Standing along the waterfront on Sunday, Dan Rummel, 31, who sailed competitively in college, explained to his friends the tacking and jibing, covering and hull flying going on in the waters of the San Francisco Bay in the final day of the America’s Cup World Series. His friend Adam Flagg, 29, visiting from Austin, Tex., listened and watched. As the 11 teams on 45-foot-long catamarans sliced through the choppy waters close to shore, Flagg had a decidedly non-technical take on the fleet and match racing. “Awesome,” he gushed. “Just awesome.” He added, “I’ve heard of Larry Ellison’s mission to bring sailing to the masses, and I think it’s working.” The America’s Cup World Series wrapped up four days of racing Sunday, and drew thousands of spectators to the waterfront, from the start of Crissy Field out to the Golden Gate Bridge, and culminated with an awards ceremony that turned champagne-soaked sailors into rock stars, with people waiting in long lines for autographs."
It looks liike a bit more than half of the track will be visible from our vantage on Russian Hill. For the prelims we have smaller boats on a shorter track this week and we only saw that last turn in front of Alcatraz:
Even though we had a better view on the NBC coverage on YouTube:
Sigrid still got some good shots from the terrace:
|Racing along Hyde Pier|
|Around the corner|
|And back to Crissy Field|