We may have well been getting up to do night watches and have gone somewhere.
All to watch this:kick Alighi's butts.
Thank you BMW ORACLE!
It started Monday morning a week ago.
Up at 1:00 am to catch the start of the America's Cup being played out in Valencia, Spain.
I hate time differences.
Up at 1:00 am to hear they delaying due to too much wind.
Jim stayed up til 5 am when they finally postponed period.
Fast forward to two mornings later.
Up at 3:00 am as they posted a delay the night before.
3 is not quite so horrifying as 1.
Postponement due to not enough wind.
A few mornings later up at 3 am again.
Finally the race started with hardly any wind.
But enough wind for these boats to do 15-20 knots!
And for USA / BMW Oracle to take race 1!
Worth getting up for now!
Ok two more mornings later.
Can't remember if it was getting easier or getting worse at this point...
Up again 3 am, but they don't start the race until about 7 am our time anyway!
Once again, hardly any wind, but enough for Alinghi's catamaran and Oracle's trimaran to do speeds of 15-20, 20 and OVER 30 knots!
BMW ORACLE TAKES RACE TWO!Which means the America's Cup is coming back to America!
Way great way to start our Valentine's Day morning!
CONGRATULATIONS BMW ORACLE!!!
Ok, but now my rant.
After all of the spending, research, technology, designing, building, sail making, crew training, not to mention the court bullshit, flights, boats being carried across the Alps via helicopter they have a TWO OUT OF THREE REGATTA?
Seriously, two out of three?
Why not three out of five?
Five out of seven?
Oh, but then I would probably still be having to get up at 3 am...