Thursday, May 08, 2014

Coming to a Lagoon Near You - Dogzilla

When I watched the races of the 2010 America's Cup from Valencia, Spain, I was amazed at the sheer size of these boats.  The Oracle boat is almost 100' long and 100' wide.  The mast is over 220' high and cannot fit under the Golden Gate Bridge, even at low tide.  When they raced the best out of three, winds were at 6-8k and the boats were flying at over 20 knots!  She has been sitting on moth balls in a SF pier for the last few years.  On Saturday morning, she will fly in on air transport to her resting place in Redwood Shores.  She will sit in the lagoon that fronts Oracle Headquarters on Marine World Parkway.  I hope to see her fly in!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dogzilla is 90' x 90'.