Videos: BMW Oracle presentation in San Diego
Here's a number of videos from BMW Oracle's special event in San Diego that turned out to be uneventful. Although there were lots of guests in the BMW Oracle compound the number of private spectator yachts that followed USA in her parade was much smaller than what one would have expected. It seems local San Diego fans were not keen on parading with the yacht that will fly the US colors in the 33rd America's Cup.
Shannon Falcone went overboard while the yacht was sailing in front of the public, when the yacht's net broke (unfortunately we have no footage of the incident). They also seemed to struggle with their genoa and the parade turned into a simple ride and then back home. It was certainly far from the spectacular show we watched two weeks ago on lake Geneva.
We give Alinghi and the Swiss public an A+ for their public presentation and boat parade while the American challenger receives a D.
BMW Oracle show and boat presentation. San Diego, 11 August 2009. Video copyright Golix
For the rest of videos go to http://www.youtube.com/user/PatapaloVideo
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