The America's Cup Challenger Final Races are ongoing now in San Francisco Bay. Italy's Luna Rosa is battling New Zealand's United Emirates, with the Kiwis currently leading 4 to 1 in wins. The first team to win 7 races will be in the championship, mid September against the U.S. Oracle boat.
These impressive catamarans measure 72 feet in hull length with a mast height of 131 feet, and a crew of 11 sailors.
This view is from Crissy Field which is one of the few places in Frisco with free parking.
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drt100 (2029) 2013-08-24 14:38
Wow, a great action photo Ray !! Perfect timing and position .... Those sails are indeed really tall ... The feeling of speed is well captured with the water splash and lift. Really nice and clear motion image and bright FG colors. Great photo Ray ! As always.
mcmtanyel (5219) 2013-08-24 17:53
Excellent action/tele photo. From this angle (and in 2D), it looks like the Italians are about to run into the Kiwis. Is that right? Did they?
Zolive (5447) 2013-08-25 0:02
Great picture of these sea formula one. These boats are very impressive with their tall mast. I saw few races on TV and the speed is very amazing. It must be a great show.
Noel_Byrne (13314) 2013-08-25 10:11
Your last shot of these boats gave a great perspective of the sheer size of these, and this does it even better. They really are ginormous! I love the strong tones and colors against the slightly misty backdrop.
All the best
ourania (18616) 2013-10-06 11:39
you were so lucky to be able to watch America's Cup's races from the bay! The spectacle, the boats, the crews and everything about the organization must have been ansolutely fascinating. I used to collect photos of America's Cup from the internet:) It's wonderful that you captured a scene like this with your own lens! I like very much the composition and isolation of this scene in a vertical frame. Despite the haze, the colours are great and the background very interesting too. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great Sunday,