Meanwhile in San Diego... all seems quiet
Valencia Sailing's "recon team" now spans two continents. Our on-the-spot observer in San Diego and old friend from Valencia, Goli, visited the BMW Oracle compound on Monday morning and sent us his report.
Generally speaking, the BMW Oracle compound looked very quiet but there was still some visible increased activity. Still, we should bear in mind that Monday was Memorial Day, a traditional US holiday, and as a result the lack of any frantic activity might be related to that.
According to Goli, a small opening in the tent allowed him to have a peak inside and vaguely see the outlines of a trimaran hull. At least, there was a yacht inside, now which one it is, that's a completely different story. One thing is for sure, the BOR90 poster that used to greet visitors at the entrance is gone.
Note: All photos and observations were strictly legal and our friend Goli was not invited for drinks or dinner by Russell Coutts, James Spithill or any other BMW Oracle member.
The BMW Oracle compound on Memorial Day. San Diego, 25 May 2009. Photo copyright Goli
The gate without the BOR90 poster. San Diego, 25 May 2009. Photo copyright Goli
The same gate with the BOR90 poster six months ago. San Diego, 5 December 2008. Photo copyright Goli