Thursday, August 07, 2014
Live to Surf and Surf to Live. Artic Circle Extreme
Head to the 6 minute mark for the heaviest waves on the planet...Teahupoo.
Americas Cup Location Update:
We are down to the wire for location selection and neither of the options are that great from a wind perspective. San Diego is notorious for light winds and the current 62' foilers need a steady 15 to really start flying. Remember the 40 knots of boat speed last summer? You may have to visit YouTube to see that kind of sailing again.
The other is Bermuda. I have not heard many positive things about this location and the teams are saying it would be too expensive to get the infastructure up and running. I know nothing of the wind conditions but have read that they are variable.
We can report that Larry Ellison and Russell Coutts managed to convene a secret late-Wednesday night meeting with San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and members of the Board of Supervisors to plead, hat in hands, to let the Cup come back to San Francisco. "I'll pick up the tab for everything," said the fifth richest man in the world.
Sorry, stole that one from L38. Just kidding about that last paragraph. When I read that bit on Lectronic, I jumped out of my chair!