America’s Cup – Main Event

Day 2 Highlights video: Emirates Team New Zealand are ahead 3-0 over Oracle Team USA in first to 7 match. (I really love the fact that they have adopted the graphics techniques from NFL Football.)

Going on at the same time is the Superyacht Regatta. These boats are not as super-high-tech as the foiling catamarans in the main event, but they are worth a look

There are a number J-Class boats in that Regatta. (Not all the boats in that video are J-Class!) These were raced in the America’s Cup from 1929 to 1937, when the race essentially became a one-design match. (Which of course continues to this day.) These boats are the ones you often see in paintings or photos of the America’s Cup from that era. They are not just magnificent sailing machines, they are beautiful.

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