The America’s Cup is the oldest trophy in sports, dating back to 1851. It pits the worlds best yachting teams with state of the art catamaran boats. This year, the America’s Cup finals are being held in my backyard, being held in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area from September 7 to September 21.
I was fortunate enough to spend a day on the bay and experience the America’s cup as a spectator with the best seat in the house. The Kiwis of New Zealand decisively won both races of the day against the Americas, stacking the odds against Team Oracle coming back for victory. The day started out gray and gloomy but in the afternoon the sun emerged and a beautiful day unfolded. A great setting to apply my photography interests. I managed to get some great photos of the boats, the bay, the bridges, Alcatrez and the skyline.