Posted by: Pete | September 15, 2011

Front row at America’s Cup!

See the little green yacht in the middle of the picture?

That was me yesterday in Plymouth Sound watching the America’s Cup. I couldn’t really have asked for a better position to watch the high speed cats as they rounded the buoys a short distance from the mooring I picked up. Although this picture shows the Oracle cats powering along, Artemis Racing took the glory followed closely by Emirates Team NZ.

In the relatively light 10 knot winds, there were no spills yesterday as the cats doubled the wind speed to achieve an average of around 20 knots through the water. Quite remarkable really.

I made it back to my mooring up the Tamar about an hour later, averaging 7 knots with a following wind and tide, motor on and a jib sail flying. A bit pedestrian by comparison!

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