Here’s a six minute video I shot from the seawall at Marina Green (seen below), which had a great view of the starting line for the races, as well as a big screen to view the network coverage. You can hear their commentary in the background on my video.
The opening video sequences are pre-start practice by Oracle Team USA, Luna Rossa and Artemis, followed by the actual race between Artemis and Luna Rossa. During the edited footage of the warm-ups, you can see Artemis practicing their turns three times in a row, getting better each time. There are also several runs past Alcatraz (the subject of a later post). I realize that serious racing fans will have seen much better network footage of the sailing, but it was simply amazing to be there and capture these 72 foot flying boats on ‘film’ as they reach speeds of almost fifty miles an hour.
Posted on August 13th, 2013 by jack-of-all-thumbs
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