San Francisco SailGP – Racing Day 2

Today was the second and final day of the SailGP racing in San Francisco. While team Japan dominated yesterday, they struggled with equipment problems today. Still they came in second after Australia. Great Britain came in third, followed by USA, France and China. Congrats to Australia’s SailGP team! This was a fun event to watch […]

San Francisco SailGP – Racing Day 1

Today was the first day of racing. Three races total and Japan SailGP team won them all! Congratulation to Nathan Etheridge and his sailors and supporters. The conditions were tricky and many teams found themselves off balance at one time or another. Here are a few extracts. Additional pictures can be found in this gallery.   […]

San Francisco SailGP – The End of Training Sessions

During the entire week, the teams from the SailGP sailing circuit were training in the bay for this weekend’s races. Here are a some outtakes from the last few days. I’m looking forward to the two coming days of racing. It will be interesting. Additional pictures can be found in this gallery. PS: If you happen […]

San Francisco SailGP – Training Sessions

Big foiling sailing boats are back in San Francisco! This is the second stop of the new sailing circuit Sail GP. The boats are based on the ones used for the 2017 America’s Cup in Bermuda, but are “redesigned, re-engineered and rebuilt from the inside out”. These boats are fast (>60 mph) and they are […]

AC72s training in the foggy bay

This post is part of my America’s Cup in San Francisco blog post series. Today was the first time Oracle raced their two AC72’s in the bay. At one point I was able to capture a sequence where one of their boats made a quick turn while foiling (edit: that’s called gybing on foils)! This is just […]

America’s Cup San Francisco (2) – Day 3

This post is part of my America’s Cup in San Francisco blog post series. To get a different perspective, I stayed at Crissy Field to get these pictures. Unfortunately there were too many boats between the racetrack and the shore to get an unobstructed view of the AC45s.

America’s Cup San Francisco (2) – Day 2

This post is part of my America’s Cup in San Francisco blog post series. Today’s races were interrupted by some Blue Angels cruising through the bay as preparation for this weekends Fleet Week air show. As a result of this, the race course moved a bit off the shore which is really sad as the action now […]