|NZ Emirates hydrofoils as it approaches the buoy!|
Ever since 1851, when the narrow bow entry of the schooner America raised eyebrows among British competitors, extreme design innovations have always been an inherent part of America's Cup competitions. But never before have innovations been more radical than in this, the 34th edition!
|Team Oracle with a fog-shrouded Golden Gate|
|USA and NZ cross paths on a practice run|
|Classic Bird Boat on the Bay|
San Francisco's Crissy Field dog park offers an excuse to nap the grandlab, Annie, for a great day of sailing action, swimming and chasing a ball. The camera is hopelessly covered with the remains of a shaking wet dog and fervent hole digging sand. We manage a deli-provided picnic sandwich amidst the action, both on shore and water.
We take advantage of the couple of weeks left in our Bay Area stay before departing the end of July for the Pacific Northwest, and onward, God willing. Our days are filled with family time, day trips to easily accessible coastal hikes and inland vineyards, visits with local friends, and endless RV projects. Oh, and the round of doctor visits...so far, so good!