Whether you love racing, or prefer the relaxed lifestyle of the cruiser, there’s no denying the excitement and glamor that accompanies sailing’s biggest competition, the America’s Cup. The actual cup finals will take place in San Francisco in 2013, but this is preceded by several match racing events around the world. Following events earlier this year in Cascais, Portugal and Plymouth, UK, this past week San Diego, CA played host to the spectacular AC45 “super-catamarans.”
ASA was represented in San Diego by founder Lenny Shabes, President Cindy Shabes, and former America’s Cup winner, ASA Board Member, and sailing commentator Peter Isler. (That’s Cindy on the left, posing in front of the entry from Spain.) Oh, and let’s not forget all of the ASA instructors who came to watch!
If you missed the action, or just want to relive it, this video highlight package will have you covered. It features very classy camerawork and all the best action. It’s good for newcomers too, as they explain the rules and everyone’s job on the boats. Enjoy!
The AC World Series will continue next year with racing in Naples and Venice, Italy, followed by another trip stateside to Newport, Rhode Island. All the dates can be found here.