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America's Cup San Francisco 2013

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by Nam-in-Sonoma, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. Nam-in-Sonoma

    Nam-in-Sonoma Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 23, 2012
    Penngrove, CA
    Nam
    Bay Area friends tomorrow, Tuesday September 16, will be the last day for you to go see the race if the Kiwis keep winning the next two races.

    I went on Saturday to see Race #8 and #9. There were so many people. So much so that I have to shoot holding the camera with extended arms over the head with the tilted screen.

    1-5 are taken with 50-200 with adapter on E-M5, the rest with 75mm and the last one with 7-14mm.

    [1]Be cause of traffic jam I got there late for race #8, just in time to capture the crossing line of USA Oracle from the ferry terminal. USA won this one.
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    [2] The ferry goes by the race pretty close
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    [3]
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    [4] The Kiwis
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    [5]
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    [6] Coast Guard getting ready for race #9
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    [7] Some other spectators.
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    [8]
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    [9] In front of the "Rock"
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    [10] Kiwis are in front
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    [11] The wind was so strong that they had to cancel the race and after that USA Oracle came by very close
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    [12]
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    [13]
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    [14]
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    [15]
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    [16] On the peer.
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  2. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    Patrick
    Thanks for sharing! Hope the Americans could make a race out of it! Like the color on #16 the best, but great shots/actions on #9, 11, and 13!

    Out of curiosity, are these all SOOC JPEGs?
     
  3. Nam-in-Sonoma

    Nam-in-Sonoma Mu-43 Veteran

    437
    Aug 23, 2012
    Penngrove, CA
    Nam
    Thank you Patrick. Yes they are all ooc jpg.
     
  4. Mijo

    Mijo Mu-43 Veteran

    220
    Jan 23, 2012
    San Francisco, CA
    Great shots nam! Your making feel like a lazy slug for not going down there with my camera (since its only a 10 minute muni ride for me).
     
  5. Nam-in-Sonoma

    Nam-in-Sonoma Mu-43 Veteran

    437
    Aug 23, 2012
    Penngrove, CA
    Nam
    Yes you should hope on the BART and go down there...San Francisco is the first host to organize the race where every one can see from land...usually you have to be on a boat and go out to the sea to be able to watch the race.
     
  6. Gillymaru

    Gillymaru Mu-43 Veteran

    Thanks for sharing these. This series racing has been the most exciting thing to happen in a long long time. Seeing these amazing boats sailing at over 40 knots is incredible. I will be heading to Auckland for the next series ;)
     
  7. Nam-in-Sonoma

    Nam-in-Sonoma Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 23, 2012
    Penngrove, CA
    Nam
    Thank you Gillymaru...it looks that way now, unless Kiwis mess up big time :)
     
  8. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    Patrick
    Guess Team USA is pretty resilient!
     
  9. Nam-in-Sonoma

    Nam-in-Sonoma Mu-43 Veteran

    437
    Aug 23, 2012
    Penngrove, CA
    Nam
    Yes they are :)
     
  10. Nam-in-Sonoma

    Nam-in-Sonoma Mu-43 Veteran

    437
    Aug 23, 2012
    Penngrove, CA
    Nam
    All Tied Up 8-8...whoever win tomorrow take home the trophy.
     
  11. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2011
    #13 is awesome! Sooooo fast...

    Awaiting the day that Oz has a decent crack again
     
  12. Nam-in-Sonoma

    Nam-in-Sonoma Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 23, 2012
    Penngrove, CA
    Nam
    Thank you Nick.

    They did it...the impossible come back....USA WON and America's Cup Stay In America. Congrats Oracle Team USA.
     
  13. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    Patrick
    :woohoo1:
     
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  14. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    Patrick
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  15. Gillymaru

    Gillymaru Mu-43 Veteran

    Best Americas cup series ever. Congratulations to team USA they did what I thought was impossible, improving their boat speed with each race and using brilliant strategy to come from so far behind.
     
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  16. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    As a Kiwi, I'm gutted but on the other hand the Oracle boat was built here and the crew of expats onboard includes a fair few Kiwis too. So it aint all bad :)

    Awesome effort by both teams. I suspect this will make a movie or documentary film as one of the great sporting comebacks in history.
     
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  17. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    That's when we do our best work. :smile:
     
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  18. Narnian

    Narnian Nobody in particular ...

    Aug 6, 2010
    Midlothian, VA
    Richard Elliott
    I am disappointed this is not getting more coverage - this is not just one of the greatest America’s Cup races but one of the greatest sporting events of all time.

    Two outstanding boats and crews with 19 fantastic races it is sad one team had to lose. Congratulations to both teams for the best display of sailing in years.
     
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  19. Nam-in-Sonoma

    Nam-in-Sonoma Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 23, 2012
    Penngrove, CA
    Nam
    Indeed, isn't the US is also known as the "melting pot."