Impressions from the today´s America`s Cup Race

America´s Cup action today

You can watch the races either on TV or by using the America`s Cup App, but you will not see what I can show you. Enjoy my photos and 4 HD-videos.

Those of you who follow the America´s Cup races know that the Omega sponsored catamaran AC72 Emirates Team New Zealand (= ETNZ) is in the lead. Today Team New Zealand lost one race and the second race was abandoned due to too strong winds in the San Francisco Bay. But still the Kiwis are leading and they only need another three victories to win the America´s Cup. Omega’s association with Team New Zealand dates back to 1995 when Peter Blake became a brand ambassador. Dean Barker, the skipper of ETNZ with AC72, has carried on Sir Peter’s legacy with Team New Zealand. He has been an Omega brand ambassador since 2001. The ETNZ boat, the AC72, made its debut in July last year and Omega is proud that its logo is prominently featured on the jib, both hulls and the wing sail. The remarkable high-tech catamaran, which takes its name from its imposing length (72 feet/22 meters) is capable of reaching top speeds that are twice the wind speed.

Enough history and theory, please visit the official website of the America´s Cup to get all additional information you might need. Let´s now get to the impressions I can deliver you from today. The photos you see and the HD-videos you can watch here you will not see at the official America´s Cup website. So please enjoy my material and please keep your fingers crossed that the Kiwis win the America´s Cup.

Yes, I am a big fan of the Kiwis and I like their relaxed and cool way of doing their job. Guys, honestly I would also like them if no watch-sponsor at all would be on board. As a sailor they are simply my personal choice. But having Omega on board make the things even more pleasant … 🙂

May the Kiwis take the sailing’s most prestigious trophy back to the Southern Hemisphere!

 

Please do also have a look at my story I posted on June 26th about the AC 72 and the Omega Seamaster Diver ETNZ Limited Edition. 

Click HERE to directly get to my post.

 

And there we go, here are my impressions from today…

The America´s Cup Park at Pier 27 in San Francisco
The America´s Cup Park at Pier 27 in San Francisco
The America´s Cup Park at Pier 27 in San Francisco
The America´s Cup Park at Pier 27 in San Francisco
San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge. These are the waters where the America´s Cup is held.
The San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. These are the waters where the America´s Cup is held.
San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge. These are the waters where the America´s Cup is held.
The San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. These are the waters where the America´s Cup is held.
The San Francisco sky-line seen from our spectator boat
The San Francisco sky-line seen from our spectator boat
The San Francisco sky-line seen from our spectator boat
The San Francisco sky-line seen from our spectator boat
Alcatraz seen from our spectator boat
Alcatraz seen from our spectator boat
America´s Cup action today
America´s Cup action today
America´s Cup action today
America´s Cup action today
America´s Cup action today
America´s Cup action today
America´s Cup action today
America´s Cup action today
America´s Cup action today
America´s Cup action today
America´s Cup action today
America´s Cup action today
The ETNZ AC72 catamaran back at Pier 32 after the today´s races
The ETNZ AC72 catamaran back at Pier 32 after the today´s races
The ETNZ AC72 catamaran back at Pier 32 after the today´s races
The ETNZ AC72 catamaran back at Pier 32 after the today´s races
The ETNZ AC72 catamaran back at Pier 32 being lifted out of the water
The ETNZ AC72 catamaran back at Pier 32 being lifted out of the water
The ETNZ AC72 catamaran back at Pier 32 being lifted out of the water
The ETNZ AC72 catamaran back at Pier 32 being lifted out of the water
The ETNZ AC72 catamaran back at Pier 32 being lifted out of the water
The ETNZ AC72 catamaran back at Pier 32 being lifted out of the water
The ETNZ AC72 catamaran back at Pier 32 being lifted out of the water
The ETNZ AC72 catamaran back at Pier 32 being lifted out of the water

See the HD videos how the The ETNZ AC72 catamaran is being lifted out of the water at Pier 32

 

 

The ETNZ AC72 catamaran back at Pier 32 being being cleaned with sweat water
The ETNZ AC72 catamaran back at Pier 32 being cleaned with fresh water
The ETNZ AC72 catamaran back at Pier 32 being being cleaned with sweat water. It's very important to keep the Omega-sign bright and clean :-)
The ETNZ AC72 catamaran back at Pier 32 being cleaned with fresh water. It’s very important to keep the Omega-sign bright and clean 🙂
The ETNZ AC72 catamaran back at Pier 32 being being cleaned with sweat water
The ETNZ AC72 catamaran back at Pier 32 being cleaned with fresh water
The ETNZ AC72 catamaran back at Pier 32 being being cleaned with sweat water.
The ETNZ AC72 catamaran back at Pier 32 being cleaned with fresh water.
The ETNZ AC72 catamaran back at Pier 32 being being dismantled
The ETNZ AC72 catamaran back at Pier 32 being dismantled
The ETNZ AC72 catamaran back at Pier 32 being being dismantled and pushed in its hangar.
The ETNZ AC72 catamaran back at Pier 32 being dismantled and pushed in its hangar.
The ETNZ AC72 catamaran back at Pier 32 being pushed in its hangar.
The ETNZ AC72 catamaran back at Pier 32 being pushed in its hangar.
The ETNZ AC72 catamaran back at Pier 32 being dismantled.
The ETNZ AC72 catamaran back at Pier 32 being dismantled. This is the main sail (it´s a huge wing!)
The ETNZ AC72 catamaran back at Pier 32. The main sail has been taken off the catamaran.
The ETNZ AC72 catamaran back at Pier 32. The main sail will now be placed on its side.
The ETNZ AC72 catamaran back at Pier 32. The main sail has been taken off the catamaran.
The ETNZ AC72 catamaran back at Pier 32. This is a delicate job with all the wind at Pier 32
The ETNZ AC72 catamaran back at Pier 32. The main sail has been taken off the catamaran and it is pushed in its hangar.
The ETNZ AC72 catamaran back at Pier 32. The main sail has been taken off the catamaran and it is pushed in its hangar.

 

Watch the two HD-videos showing how the main sail is being taken off the ETNZ AC72 catamaran and how it is placed on its side

 

The ETNZ AC72 catamaran back at Pier 32. Sailmakers at work...
The ETNZ AC72 catamaran back at Pier 32. Sailmakers at work…
The hospitality tend in the ETNZ village at Pier 32
The hospitality tend in the ETNZ village at Pier 32
Of course the Omega Seamaster Diver ETNZ Limited Edition is on display there
Of course the Omega Seamaster Diver ETNZ Limited Edition is on display there
Of course the Omega Seamaster Diver ETNZ Limited Edition is on display there
Of course the Omega Seamaster Diver ETNZ Limited Edition is on display there
Of course the Omega Seamaster Diver ETNZ Limited Edition is on display there
Of course the Omega Seamaster Diver ETNZ Limited Edition is on display there
Me, Alexander Linz, standing in front of the catamaran this morning
Me, Alexander Linz, standing in front of the back-up catamaran this morning.

 

Thank you Ian Schemper (he is our official Omega-photographer) for sharing your six America´s Cup action photos with me.

 

 

 

 

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