Not sure why I have not written this report earlier but here goes: Made it over to pick up John at Sam's in Tiburon. It was a gorgeous day and the wind was in the 20's. We sailed to the city front and there were the America's Cup boats racing away. There were lots of spectator boats so we sailed just outside them and took in what we could of the racing. As we were heading north along the course I saw something I never thought I would see with my own eyes...cruising by in a cloud of spray was the fastest boat in the world, l’Hydroptère DCNS (check out their site http://hydroptere.com/). It was a blogger/sailors dream come true. The boat is waiting for a weather window to break the LA to Honolulu record of 4 days and change. They got tired of windless LA so they shot up the coast for some good old SF blastings. It was amazing to watch this boat top out at 35 knots right in front of us. I heard that with some stronger winds on Saturday, they hit 45 without a problem. Surely they did not men to upstage the AC but in fact, they blew them out of the water!!! We sailed back to Sam's for dinner and then I headed to Angel Island for the night.