Artemis and Oracle Hook Up On Their 72's
Today on San Francisco Bay, a minor milestone in the history of the Americas Cup was reached as the two locally based syndicates, Artemis Racing and Oracle Racing both got their AC 72's side by side for a little bravado and comparison check.
With cold clearing winds and gorgeous skies complementing a building ebb, the two 72's left their respective camps directly across the bay from each other and crossed paths just south of the Bay Bridge slight before 1:00 PM
The shared crossings all the way to the Golden Gate and then both bore away in 15 to 20 knots, sailing side by side, checking out the competition, with two members of ETNZ in hot pursuit
But then Artemis headed back to the Barn...
And Oracle Racing was just finding their groove, and lit it up!
On this run they carried the foiling from Knox to Marker 10, no problem
They were just getting started! With the building ebb and wind filling solidly on the south bay, Oracle moved their show to slightly more protected waters and continued their foiling technique for a couple more hours!