*** Watching the America's Cup Races ***

An afternoon on the San Francisco Bay watching the Louis Vuitton Cup Finals

August  2013

Italy's Luna Rossa approaches

Our skipper Jon Perkins

Contrasting modes of transportation

Our gracious host Sonja Perkins

Emirates Team New Zealand takes the lead

At speed these boats literally rise up and fly above the water

Luna Rossa trying to catch up to the too-fast Emirates Team New Zealand

Luna Rossa's crew at work

Workin' it!

The race across the San Francisco Bay

Oracle Team USA sails by Coit Tower

Oracle Team USA approaches

The winner of the Louis Vuitton Cup Finals gets to challenge this boat for the 2013 America's Cup

Oracle Team USA sails by

Two ships passing in the day

The USA team comprised almost entirely of Kiwis!

Not your everyday view of the Golden Gate Bridge

The Oracle-BMW boat that competed in the 2007 America's Cup

 That was only six years ago but it looks quaint compared to the avant-garde
designs of today's competitors

2007 Oracle BMW USA America's Cup boat heads toward the Golden Gate Bridge

All photos © 1998-2016 Abe Kleinfeld unless noted otherwise

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