This year, I made a point to go again and take some photo and videos to share with you.
There were only two competitors for this particular race.....
|Artemis, the Swedish Boat, races past Alcatraz|
|Luna Rossa (Red Moon), the Italian Boat|
San Francisco Bay, though stunningly beautiful, can also be very dangerous. All that fog and wind throughout the year can bring deadly results. Last December, the American Boat, Oracle, was smashed right under the Golden Gate Bridge - totally destroyed...but thankfully, no one was injured.
In June, the Swedes were not so fortunate. Artemis was capsized due to the heavy waves....and one of her crew was killed. The boat was repaired and the team decided to go ahead, in honour of their lost teammate, and compete.
|Luna Rossa sails past the Golden Gate|
|Here comes Artemis!|
|Artemis closing in....|
The boats go unbelievably fast...and when they turn, they do so on one rudder, the other completely out of the water...like a motorcycle doing *wheelies*... it's scary - but thrilling!
Here are a few videos I took so you get a feel of what it looks and sounds like...
Yes.....you CAN see blue sky and sunshine...the fog disappeared for a few hours.... since then, back to Greyness.....
♥ Robin ♥