Thursday, May 26, 2016
Fear of Flying
The stop in New York on the World Series Tour was both good and bad. The course laid out in lower Manhattan was trouble from the start. Too many tall building cut the winds in large portions of the course. Some boats were under 5 knots for portions of the race. It did, however, generate a lot of interest and exposed many New Yorkers to the high tech world of the AC. I just hope they have good winds once they get back to Bermuda for the LVC and the finals in 2017. It will be tough to top 2013 in SF where the winds were strong and the boats flew around the course at 40+ knots.
Race begins just after the 13:30 min. mark.