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Re: America's Cup - anyone else interested?
L124C – What club were you at? We watch it at EYC in Alameda. Typically, one of the TVs is showing boating stuff, usually it will be footage from a recent regatta or Jr. Sailing. Sometimes they’ll play movies with boats in it too.
I am breathing a sigh of relief over the apparent lack of interest in America’s Cup. I was getting worried there for a moment that we, on the bay, would be inundated with guests wanting to see the action on the water. If guys like Smack aren’t coming out, I won’t have to buy those plastic furniture covers after all. I haven’t seen the 45s out sailing yet, but the film footage is spectacular (kudos to Stan Honey!) We were part of the spectator fleet for the Moet Cup (owner-diver race day) and it really was quite the show. Even with the America Cup Rule designed boats, TV doesn’t give justice to the power and speed of the boats. My only complaint is the current proposed course is along the City front and I would have liked them to race over to Angel Island and outside to Pt. Bonita. Oh well, I guess I will have to find a new “secret” viewing point along the city front. Any of you sailnetters living in the Marina District?
Last edited by GeorgeB; 04-19-2012 at 01:10 PM.