America’s Cup 34 San Francisco

I will continue to add photos to this album in the days ahead…These races were simpily beyond my words to describe the passion and raw emotion – congrats to the unbelievable comeback of Oracle, however never realized how destroyed I would feel for the Kiwis, I can t even begin to imagine how ‘they’ now feel…it was was all truly one of the most incredible experiences we ve ever had witnessing all of it so very up close and personal…in this case, the images truly speak louder than any of my words…

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Russel Coutts: “Congratulations and as Linda Pasquariello who had her picture taken with you today said- “A BIG thank you for bringing us these extraordinary weapons!!! So keep multis for AC35 but somehow make it allot cheaper..one more wish that won t help reduce $ budget. Use the standard wing up to the current wind limit and a smaller wing for windier forecasts. Size mandated for both teams the morning of the race. Then we can see them fighting in 30 knots of wind…My windsurfer has a smaller fin for high wind and larger for light..you take off the wings every night anyway! PS: Say hi to Bryce Ruthenberg!!” – BJ Caldwell

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Americas cup madness.

The Voyages of Yemaya

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What luck to be here in San fransico when the Americas Cup is on. I have never been that interested in it, as I found the mono hulls boring, now with these 75 foot catamarans it blows you away watching these amazing boats, with speeds of 40+ knots downwind and 27 knots upwind. And its been great meeting new people in the crowds, mostly kiwis who have flown half way around the world to come and support their home team. Also a chance to catch up with friends from all over the bay as we are all drawn to this spectacular display of machines and sailors. I love how close they come to the shoreline, still wish they would come closer, it lets the crowd get involved.  At the moment the kiwis need only 3 points to win and take the cup back to New Zealand,  come on kiwis!

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