Monday, August 8, 2011

America's Cup 2011 (I)



The event gathered thousands of people in Cascais on the weekend.
New Zealand is winning the competition so far. Watch the video.

27 comments:

Leif Hagen said...

Quite the boats! It must be really fun to watch the racing!

Olivier said...

Oh un bateau qui vole ;) superbes et impressionnantes photos

Tanya said...

Impressive! Funny, you have a boat post, I have a boat post and I just came from EG in Canada and she had a boat post!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

How exciting to watch JM, I remember the thrill when Australia 11 won the America's Cup in 1983 , skippered by John Bertrand, and the Prime Minister then Bob Hawke declared it a public holiday!!

Birdman said...

I've head so little about the competition this year. It used to be all over ESPN late night.

Woody said...

I've never see a catamaran lifted that way, very interesting.

Sharon said...

It takes a large crew to get one of these sailing machines going.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful captures, JM! I would love to see a race like this! Awesome video! Have a lovely evening!

Sylvia

Dina said...

The boat and the first photo are just beyond belief!!

Carolina Tavares said...

Sensacional. Gostei muito da primeira foto.

cieldequimper said...

You are going to make me drool... ;-)

Dorian Susan said...

Interesting scale that creates with the catamaran being lifted by crane. Must have been a huge crane. What a great event to witness.

Andrew said...

A wonderful event JM.
Lovely to follow but so expensive to compete in... I can dream.

Lois said...

Fantastic pictures! Looks like the weather was good too.

Rob and Mandy said...

Wow, wonderful boats!

Cezar and Léia said...

Grande evento? Lindas fotos, to com tanta inveja , vcs tem um lindo sol e céu azul perfeito ai!
Aproveite as ferias de verão...aqui tá taoooo estranho esse verão!:(
Léia

joo said...

The first one is awesome!

VP said...

The thing I liked more in this post is the promising (I) in the title!

Jack said...

This is interesting. I wasn't even aware that the Americas Cup was being raced this year.

Photo Cache said...

Looks like fun. I think this event will be held here in San Fran next year. There's a lot of buzz about it already.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wow -- what a great opportunity to be able to see part of this marvelous race. Those boats are just drop-dead gorgeous! And I love that you showed pictures of the crew working on thelm.

RedPat said...

I am with Birdman and Jack - I have heard little about the race this year. Love that 1st shot!

Jacob said...

Looks like things have advanced technologically quite a bit since I was last sailing! But I'll bet you had a good time and there will be more photos coming up, right?

Randy said...

I would have loved to have been there to see all of this. Great shots.

ladyfi said...

What great shots! I love the first one where they are lifting the boat into the water.

Bergson said...

it's the The Flying Dutchman

Francisca said...

That must be fun to watch!