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An Aerial Tour


  • An Aerial Tour

    By now, unless you were REALLY not paying attention, you are aware the ETNZ and Oracle Racing split todays racing 1-1, giving ETNZ a 3-0 lead and only needing 6 more wins to take the Auld Mug back to New Zealand... (OR is still minus1)

    See Article

    Or you can watch the races HERE

    Most of the time, an aerial view is a preferred route, it's dryer, less crowded and offers a unique perspective. In today's case, there were major obstacles. 1st the Giants had a home game, meaning anywhere with a 3 mile radius of the ball park was off limits...There goes the bottom 1/2 of the course. Then add some pea soup fog which arrive a couple days ahead of schedule and you get most of the to half eliminated. We did get a few glimpses, but they were fleeting. Time to improvise! Huge thanks to Pilot Kieth and H.H. for all they do!

    Even the TV guys had a rough go of it, and though they recieve special permission to
    fly low and hove under the fog, and enter the no fly zone, it become a challenge!

    The new Bay Bridge. Make the old erector set next to it look whoa-fully inadequate!

    The Marina Green, this is also launching place for most of the AC Open vessels. Seen here most of the International 18's seeking refuge after Saturdays eye opener.

    The Race Deck at the StFYC

    SF Marina, in all its AC Splendor

    The crowds at StFYC and sea wall

    Crissy Field and the Aerial Parking Enforcement!

    Aquatic Parks curved Pier. Suddenly "Unsafe" according to NPS officials

    The eastermost building at Fort Mason, deemed "Safe" by NPS

    The Spit

    SF Marina Lighthouse

    Sea Wall and FREE Bleachers!

    The finish line, ETNZ seen here helping themselves to yet another point

    Lucas Film South, hey look, PARKING!!!

    No parking
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