Yesterday, we snuck away from daytime duties and zipped over the Golden Gate to join the throngs of folks waving Kiwi and USA flags at the massive space ships with sails -- the massive catamarans -- that flew by us at mach-Star-Wars speed back and forth on the Bay.
I actually think i saw the Millennium Falcon do an illegal fly-by at one point along with all the helicopters whirring around.
At 1:15pm Race #1 started with USA trailing the Kiwis 0-4.
Nail biting commenced on a gorgeous San Francisco day....
|Start of the Race! NZ in red, USA in black|
|Alcatraz fly by|
|Near miss! Oakland Hills in background|
|Racing back to the Golden Gate, Angel Island in background|
|Final pass by Golden Gate|
|NZ in the lead on homestretch (yachts, fans & helicopters)|
|Crowd going nuts at finish line!|
|Exhausted & Exhilarated crew of NZ 11 seconds post race #1|
As luck, skill and a whole lot of Red Bull no doubt would have it yesterday, NZ pulled away even father to win both races.
Team USA has a mighty mountain to climb, sea to cross, bay to navigate. Can't wait to see what happens next!
Namaste & Three Cheers! -OM
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