While zapping through the TV channels some weeks ago, I hit one broadcasting the America's Cup qualifying rounds. I know nothing of sailing, also didn't join the Alinghi hype going through our country some years ago, when suddenly everybody began to talk about sailing.
But these new boats are incredible... (still bit confused, how they can have double the speed of the wind
). Followed each race and was fascinated by the speed - and the wonderful scenery in the background. I really need to visit that city one day.
A friend who's an amateur sailor just huffed condescendingly, frowned and said, that's no sailing anymore, that's just high-tech spectacle. Well, I'm
pretty impressed by this high-tech
Anybody here from San Francisco who's seen them on site? They must be impressively huge.